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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Ornellaia  1998
Ornellaia 1998
(search item no. 44885)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $110.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 99 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 97 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This 63 acre vineyard consists of various clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a small amount of Cabernet Franc. The wines are separately aged for one year in French barrels before being blended to achieve an elegant yet firm style balancing fruit, acidity, oak and tannic backbone.
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About Tenuta dell'Ornellaia:

In 1981, Marchese Lodovico Antinori breathed new life into Tenuta dell' Ornellaia, an estate whose potential had been ignored for decades. With the help of Andre Tchelistcheff, the famous agronomist, Antinori planted the first French vines in Bolgheri, which lies in the heart of Tuscany's coastal region, Maremma. The estate yields some of the finest Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc in Tuscany. In 2002, Marchesi de' Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi became owners of Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, which is now owned exclusively by Marchesi de' Frescobaldi.