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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Gaja Sperss 2004
Gaja Sperss 2004
(search item no. 93481)
collectible wine
older vintages

Wine Spectator rating: 99 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $299.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 98 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose shows a dark, pure and very focused fruit with classic hints of tar, licorice and a touch of truffles.Sperss displays the austere character typical of Serralunga terroir: deep structure and lots of ripe tannins. Dense, massive yet seamless, this beautifully integrated wine possesses low acidity as well as a terrific finish.
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About Gaja:

The story of the Gaja Winery can be traced to a singular, founding purpose: to produce original wines with a sense of place which reflect the tradition and culture of those who made it. This philosophy has inspired five generations of impeccable winemaking. It started over 150 years ago when Giovanni Gaja opened a small restaurant in Barbaresco, making wine to complement the food he served. In 1859, he founded the Gaja Winery, producing some of the first wine from Piedmont to be bottled and sold outside the region. Ever since, the winery has been shaped by each generation’s hand, notably that of Angelo Gaja. Under Angelo's direction, the the native Nebbiolo grape was elevated to world-class esteem.

Today, Angelo Gaja, alongside Guido Rivella, his winemaker since 1970, and his daughter, Gaia, advance their legacy. To fully realize their vision, all Gaja wines are produced exclusively from grapes grown in estate-owned vineyards, including 250 acres in Piedmont's Barbaresco and Barolo districts as well as estates in Pieve Santa Restituta (Montalcino) and Ca’Marcanda (Bolgheri). It is from these storied vineyards, and the earth, weather and vines upon them, that Gaja wines reveal their true heart.