Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.520 ratings
-no 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
John W
9.5

Deep ruby coloration. No translucency. On the nose, cherry, currant, ripe plum, toasted oak, vanilla, and florals. On the palate, plum, cherry, tobacco, warm spices, long finish of tobacco and spice with oak. Tannins still strong but not overpowering. After breathing for a while the nose shows notes of blackberry and vanilla. The palate shows more fruit and jamminess and fullness. Some chocolate developing in the finish.

Deep ruby coloration. No translucency. On the nose, cherry, currant, ripe plum, toasted oak, vanilla, and florals. On the palate, plum, cherry, tobacco, warm spices, long finish of tobacco and spice with oak. Tannins still strong but not overpowering. After breathing for a while the nose shows notes of blackberry and vanilla. The palate shows more fruit and jamminess and fullness. Some chocolate developing in the finish.

Dec 18th, 2023
Vino Joe

I have a hit and miss track record with Ornellaia. Not sure if it’s the % of Cab Franc that gets me - I don’t care for many Bordeaux blends when it surpasses 15%. But this youthful Italian blend despite its high CF % hit the spot with every glass. Robust and wide and blended beautifully. A treasure now that will be even better in another five years.

I have a hit and miss track record with Ornellaia. Not sure if it’s the % of Cab Franc that gets me - I don’t care for many Bordeaux blends when it surpasses 15%. But this youthful Italian blend despite its high CF % hit the spot with every glass. Robust and wide and blended beautifully. A treasure now that will be even better in another five years.

Oct 10th, 2023
Thomas M. Bozzuto

One of my top 3 Italian wines. Deep ruby color and cigar box and leather undertones. Long finish and tastes better the longer it aerates.

One of my top 3 Italian wines. Deep ruby color and cigar box and leather undertones. Long finish and tastes better the longer it aerates.

Jul 10th, 2022
Hector F

Perfection! Dry, delicate and well structured tannins with balanced acidity. Notes of blackberry, dried herbs, and cedar, with a lingering cherry finish. After decant, some milk chocolate and dried fig. Special.

Perfection! Dry, delicate and well structured tannins with balanced acidity. Notes of blackberry, dried herbs, and cedar, with a lingering cherry finish. After decant, some milk chocolate and dried fig. Special.

Dec 20th, 2019
Norman Gennaro

Great Wines of Italy SFO. The official 2019 guidebook online at www.jamessuckling.com/event/great-wines-italy-usa-2019-guidebook . Not rating since I’m using one glass and most of these wines were only open for a little bit before tasting. Super fun night.

Great Wines of Italy SFO. The official 2019 guidebook online at www.jamessuckling.com/event/great-wines-italy-usa-2019-guidebook . Not rating since I’m using one glass and most of these wines were only open for a little bit before tasting. Super fun night.

Mar 3rd, 2019
Erik Rupinski

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Charles Shousha

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Dec 31st, 2023
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Jun 4th, 2023
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Apr 5th, 2023
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Mar 13th, 2023