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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Orma Toscana 2009
Orma Toscana 2009
(search item no. 119687)
James Suckling rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep, intense ruby in color, this is a sumptuous, elegant blend fully expressing the land it hails from. The bouquet recalls ripe red fruit and blackberries, with notes of Mediterranean vegetation and eucalyptus and a subtle nuance of baked bell peppers from the component varieties. Structured, velvet-textured and complex on the palate, its rich, layered flavors and roundness are sustained by a vibrant, vivid freshness and sweet, well balanced, perfectly integrated tannins even at this early stage. A very consistent, very long finish evokes the lingering aromas of the bouquet.
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About Orma:

One wine, one estate. Both called Orma and located within the district of Castagneto Carducci, right next-door to Ornellaia. This is an area with some of the most amazing terroir in all of Italy. Orma, ironically, means "mark" or "footprint". Its first vintage, 2005, is indeed making its mark already: Two Glasses from Gambero Rosso/Slow Food, 91 points from Wine Spectator, not to mention similar accolades from the Italian press. Orma vineyards cover 5.5 hectares, i.e. 13.6 acres, between the hills and the sea: Bolgheri's finest location and a portion of the coast anciently belonging to the Etruscans and their timeless winemaking traditions.