Wisequeen Donna Jackson

Location: Como/Tuscany, 09

Passionate wine enthusiast/writer/consultant.Specialist on Italy, where She has made her home and kingdom for the past decade. Travels extensively in Europe and New world,Portugal,Douro, South Africa,and in particular Bordeaux style wines, loves Dolcetto

my Tuscan secret stash

Rank Wine Rating Price
1 Fonterutoli Siepi (1995)
Comments: this is a wine for Fonterutoli buffs, a pioneer wine as I call it. As its name suggests inky. its not the standard chianti by any means but a blend. I walked on the Mazzei Fonterutoli lands each morning when I lived in the area and came to know its chalky vineyards well. This is a wine with staying power. vegetal yes, with smokiness a little spice and tobacco and cherry fruit, its a big wine, and Merlot is expressed in its best way here. its a wine to pull out with a steak and with friends who are not new to complex wines.
Previously available for $60.18
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2 Bolgheri Rosso Michele Satta (2008)
Previously available for $18.99
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3 Bolgheri Rosso Michele Satta (2007)
Comments: almost everything that flows through this pioneer winemakers hands from his Bolgheri vines turns out magic, and this house red is drinkable in every setting. It everything you expect, well intergrated smooth and with that full mouthed cherriness. 2007 is the best of the bunch. Michele was the first to make 100% sangiovese outside of the chianti DOCG, Cavaliere and that will be on this list too.
Previously available for $23.79
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4 Michele Satta Bolgheri (2005)
Average price: $142.70 from 5 stores
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5 Michele Satta Cabernet-Syrah Blend Bolgheri Superiore I Castagni (2008)
Average price: $18.62 from 2 stores
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6 I Castagni Satta Michele Toscana Rosso DOC Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Teroldego DOC Bolgheri Superiore Satta Michele (2004)
Comments: this is Michele s flagship blend in the Bordeaux style. a real treat, meaty, with herbaceous notes, graphite woodsy can become an investment wine and will lay down nicely, this is grown in the heart of super-tuscan country and will give twice the value for a fraction of the price of the big boys. His wines seem to be absolutely different from the first taste.
Previously available for $99.12
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7 Michele Satta Sangiovese Toscana IGT Cavaliere (2007)
Average price: $67.37 from 2 stores
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8 Cantine Federiciane Monteleone Penisola Sorrentina Gragnano (2013)
Average price: $15.99 from 13 stores
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9 Fertuna Lodai (2008)
Average price: $17.34 from 1 store
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10 Fertuna Messio Maremma Toscana IGT . Vin Italien Rouge Structuré "Classique" (2004)
Previously available for $38.80
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11 Tenuta San Guido Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT le Difese (2009)
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  • 533661luca chevalier Bolgheri is a very Interesting place, i Suggest: Fornacelle Guardaboschi and Sapaio but there are many other..


  • 1062644Wisequeen Donna Jackson Yes Luca, im now discovering the Maremma which is the new super Tuscan terrior


  • 533661luca chevalier yes Maremma is very nice and if you would like to visit Rocca di Montemassi or Fattoria Mantellassi let me know, i have good friends there. PS can i speak to you in italian when i do not know the exact word in english?


  • 1062644Wisequeen Donna Jackson sure Luca, Im planning another visit soon, I speak fluent Italian so feel free to write in italian if you have a question.



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