Masseto

Masseto

Toscana Merlot 2017

I’ve only been able to call the exact wine on a blind tasting once before in my life. But I got lucky again with this one. This wine is truly unique. It has a distinct aromatic profile that I’ve never experienced in an other wine. A sort of lactic quality combined with a very potent fruitiness. Very, very polished. Youthfull, generous with a firm grip. — 2 months ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2016

Part of Super Tuscan Horizontal tasting. All 2016 vintage Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello, Redigafi, and a mystery bottle (Phelps Insignia). Fantastic QPR. I plan on tracking more of this down and adding it to my cellar. Cherry, blackberry, with a little bit of vanilla and chocolate supported by solid but soft tannins. Well balanced. Tobacco and earthy on the finish. A little different flavor profile than some of the others, likely due to the 80% Sangiovese blend. I rated this middle of the pack in the tasting but for the price it is a fantastic bottle of wine. — a year ago

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Poggio Foco

San Giusto il Vino Che Non Cè Maremma Toscana Merlot

Brilliant. Loved it. masseto- look out. And — 2 years ago

David Stein
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David Stein

David Stein

Wow. That’s a large statement! Can’t wait to try
Bruce Leboff

Bruce Leboff

Deal. One bottle left.

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Red Wine 2016

This was the mystery bottle in our Super Tuscan tasting event. It was up against the 2016 Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello, and Redigaffi. This wine was outstanding. Probably one of the top 5 vintages of Insignia since 1994 in my opinion. Deep purple color, blueberry, blackberry, chocolate, some lead pencil and earth on the nose. Super smooth and elegant on the palate. Really well balanced fruit, tannins, acid. Long elegant finish of dark fruit and earthy with a touch of spice that lingered beautifully. We decanted this and all others about 2.5 hours prior to tasting. Second favorite of the night behind the Masseto which was a force of nature. — a year ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Solaia Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Part of Super Tuscan Horizontal tasting. All 2016 vintage Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello, Redigafi, and a mystery bottle (Phelps Insignia). Blackberry, blueberry, pepper, oak and vanilla, well balanced, good mouth feel, long graceful finish. Hard not to love this vintage of Solaia but it was not a standout among the others. (But some pretty stiff competition) — a year ago

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Mike R

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Love it love it ❤️ it

Romano Dal Forno

Monte Lodoletta Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2013

Where can I buy all unopened bottles in the world. I thought Masseto was my all time Italian favorite. Sorry Masseto. Read the reviews. Jed’s a millionaire! — a year ago

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Part of Super Tuscan Horizontal tasting. All 2016 vintage Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello, Redigafi, and a mystery bottle (Phelps Insignia). Great black fruit and cherry. Coffee, cedar, chocolate, oak. All came together nicely. Super smooth on the palate and a long drawn out finish where the fruit lingered over the top of some earthy graphite notes. Very enjoyable wine. — a year ago

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Great tasting, @Mark Turner. You left no doubt.

Ridge Vineyards

40th Anniversary Vintage Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

Merlot heavy. Nose like masseto voluptuous cherries and chocolate. Sexy as hell seamless and still needed an hour or two to open. — 2 years ago

Arnaldo-Caprai

Sinning Beauty Montefalco Sagrantino 2008

Loved this wine. So much to unpack - firm tannins, plush textures, wide range of scents on the bouquet. Really fun wine and incredibly well made. Like a mix between Masseto and a not too sweet Valpo or Amarone — 2 years ago

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