Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.313 ratings
9.41 pro ratings
Bolgheri, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

Today I had the pleasure of having the 2011 Tenuta Dell' Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore. 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. A beautiful expression of the "Ornellaia" and you would never know that it is 7 years old, it seems a lot younger than that.

On the nose the black fruit is very prevalent with black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, licorice, menthol, herbs, chocolate, pencil shavings and dusty soil.

On the palate the dark fruit continues through with black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, licorice, violet, coffee, spice, smokey oak and rich soil.

A well balanced full bodied wine with medium + electric acidity and medium + mouth coating sandy tannins that leads to a long medicinal cherry finish. Have a great weekend and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Today I had the pleasure of having the 2011 Tenuta Dell' Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore. 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. A beautiful expression of the "Ornellaia" and you would never know that it is 7 years old, it seems a lot younger than that.

On the nose the black fruit is very prevalent with black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, licorice, menthol, herbs, chocolate, pencil shavings and dusty soil.

On the palate the dark fruit continues through with black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, licorice, violet, coffee, spice, smokey oak and rich soil.

A well balanced full bodied wine with medium + electric acidity and medium + mouth coating sandy tannins that leads to a long medicinal cherry finish. Have a great weekend and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

2 people found it helpfulNov 9th, 2018
Anna Sangiacomo

Forgot to get a single photo of the Ornellaia during the tasting. Here is the line up. It was very enjoyable to drink the old world Italian wines after the BIG Napa Cabs.

Forgot to get a single photo of the Ornellaia during the tasting. Here is the line up. It was very enjoyable to drink the old world Italian wines after the BIG Napa Cabs.

May 23rd, 2022
Stef Van Der Vorst

96+

Feb 27th, 2022
Alvaro Bustillos

Jova jackson hole 2016

Jova jackson hole 2016

Apr 20th, 2020
Colin close

Love the depth and body. Very smooth. One for the cellar.

Love the depth and body. Very smooth. One for the cellar.

May 16th, 2018
Brent Beckley

Brent had this 2 months ago

Brent had this 2 months ago

Jul 16th, 2022
William Goldsmith

William had this a year ago

William had this a year ago

Oct 10th, 2021
Luciana Plaas

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Luciana had this 2 years ago

Nov 21st, 2020
Luis Villarreal

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Nov 1st, 2020
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Suneal had this 2 years ago

May 17th, 2020