Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno 2004
Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
#45 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2006!
An internationally-styled, super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this wine's dense aromas of cassis and black stone fruit are offset by notes of herbs, spice and sweet oak which carry onto a ripe palate marked by firm tannic structure.
"Fabulous aromas of ripe blackberry, cappuccino and toasty oak. Full-bodied, with masses of fruit and supervelvety tannins. Long and gorgeous. All there. Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon."
"A wine that gives you everything you could possibly want: complexity, elegance, intensity and a long, creamy finish. Oreno is a 50-25-25 blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese (which prove to be perfect proportions in this case). It exhibits aromas of bright cherry, prune, plum, espresso grinds and cedar wood."
"The 2004 Oreno (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese) is bursting with generous super-ripe dark fruit and sweet toasted oak notes, showing much concentration, length and vitality on the palate, as well as finessed tannins to round out the finish. Made in a more restrained style than the 2003, it will also require several years of bottle age to come together."
The Wine Advocate
does well with decant
deep purple color. a lot of red fruit in the nose, blackberry cherry pomegranate cassis. also pepper, earthy. the taste is sweet, ripe red fruit, mocha, leather with enough acidity to give it wonderful structure. smooth soft tannins and a long finish. drinking nicely now even better in 2yrs
This wine is a baby! It's wound as tightly as anything i've ever come across. That being said, there is an array of black and red fruit with a plush mouthfeel. You can just tell that in 7-10 years this is going to be an elite wine. Even at this stage the finish lingers on forever.
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The estate of Sette Ponti lies in the heart of the Chianti zone, fifteen miles northwest of the city of Arezzo just past the village of San Giustino Valdarno. The Via del Monte, known locally as the Via dei Sette Ponti, leads into a beautiful hidden valley and to the estate. The name Sette Ponti, or seven bridges, refers to the seven bridges crossing the Arno River on the road from...
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One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...
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