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Darmagi Gaja 2001

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This is not an in stock item but a brokered wine that will be delivered in 6-8 weeks. Call us with any questions though and we will answer them for you. 914-834-2134. This product is only sold by the case. 12x750ml

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The Gaja winery was founded in Piedmont, Italy by Giovanni Gaja in 1859. It has been passed down through five generations of the family (who came to Italy from Spain in the 18th century) now under the direction of his great grandson Angelo Gaja. The initial wines were Barbarescos (in the Barbaresco and Treiso districts), then Barolo (in Serralunga d’Alba and La Morra), and through the y... Read more
The Gaja winery was founded in Piedmont, Italy by Giovanni Gaja in 1859. It has been passed down through five generations of the family (who came to Italy from Spain in the 18th century) now under the direction of his great grandson Angelo Gaja. The initial wines were Barbarescos (in the Barbaresco and Treiso districts), then Barolo (in Serralunga d’Alba and La Morra), and through the years the wines have branched out into other styles and vineyard locations, with expansion into Tuscany in the mid 1990s. These began as expressions of Brunello di Montalcino. In 1996, they launched Ca’Marcanda, a Gaja Super Tuscan made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. This highly successful venture in the Bolgheri of Maremma was intended with the Piedmontese understanding of the different terroirs and how they affect specific grapes, celebrating the best expressions of their environment. In addition to outstanding, world renown wines, Gaja also produces some top notch grappas.  Read less
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07/09/2008

Nice dark ruby red looking thick and full bodied in the glass. Takes a bit of wristy swirling to open up, be patient, a wonderful nose of spices, sugar, plums and dark fruits. A little herbaceous and hot too. Fat and bold on the mouth feel, a little oaky at the end but a very pleasant tasting experience, not too much fruit on the palate, needs a few more years. 2012 and on is my guess. 91 Points


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Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Superclean with raspberry plum and cedar aromas and flavors. Just a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied with silky tannins and a long caressing finish. Very fine indeed. Stylish. Best after 2008. 2800 cases made. JS Wine Spectator 93 points Oct 31 2005.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/06/2010

93 points - Wine Spectator "Superclean, with raspberry, plum and cedar aromas and flavors. Just a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Very fine indeed. Stylish. Best after 2008. 2,800 cases made." -JS (Oct 31 2005)


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Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

93WS no further case discount


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/19/2011

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2001 Gaja Darmagi Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/19/2010

Color: Intense, deep red, almost black. Aroma: Opulent layers of concentrated fruit. Taste: Though very Cabernet in character, Darmagi owes its distinctive, austere personality to the unique terroir of Barbaresco. Excellent fruit with strong cassis flavors and impressive power on the palate carry through to the long finish with persistent soft tannins. Great aging potential.



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