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Gaja Sori San Lorenzo Langhe Nebbiolo Other Piedmonte Premier 5 Premier 75 2001

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96 Points - Wine SpectatorA very silky wine with berry cedar and tobacco character. Full-bodied with fine tannis and a fresh finish. Lovely. Seductive and racy. Very long indeed. Strength yet fine

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Gaja:
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

External Reviews for Gaja Sori San Lorenzo Langhe Nebbiolo Other Piedmonte Premier 5 Premier 75

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
01/04/2012

Almost always the most powerful of Gaja's 5 single-vineyard wines. Highly concentrated and focused with refined tannins and excellent aging potential. The Wine Spectator scored it 96 points and the Wine Advocate scored it 95 saying "The 2001 Sori San Lorenzo is the deepest and darkest of the single-vineyard wines from Barbaresco. It boasts a penetrating nose of tar and minerals along with very rich sweet dark fruit on a massive, structured frame of great thrust and length. It is a wine that will clearly require patience and reward cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2025." Extremely Limited!


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
07/08/2010

96 Points - Wine Spectator"A very silky wine with berry, cedar and tobacco character. Full-bodied, with fine tannis and a fresh finish. Lovely. Seductive and racy. Very long indeed. Strength yet finesse. Best after 2007. (J.S.)"95 Points - Stephan Tanzer "Good full red-ruby. Rather mute on the nose, hinting only at plum. Then plummy, dense and deep, with strong acids giving the wine terrific grip. Notes of licorice, violet and minerals lift the wine's fruit. Comes across as the least filled-in of these three 2001s today, but this still needs time to harmonize. Most impressive today on the powerfully structured, slow-building finish."


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

96 Points - Wine SpectatorA very silky wine with berry, cedar and tobacco character. Full-bodied, with fine tannis and a fresh finish. Lovely. Seductive and racy. Very long indeed. Strength yet fine


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/23/2010

Wine Spectator 96 Collectible "A very silky wine with berry, cedar and tobacco character. Full-bodied, with fine tannis and a fresh finish. Lovely. Seductive and racy. Very long indeed. Strength yet finesse. Best after 2007. (J.S.)" Stephan Tanzer 95 "Good full red-ruby. Rather mute on the nose, hinting only at plum. Then plummy, dense and deep, with strong acids giving the wine terrific grip. Notes of licorice, violet and minerals lift the wine's fruit. Comes across as the least filled-in of these three 2001s today, but this still needs time to harmonize. Most impressive today on the powerfully structured, slow-building finish."



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96 Points - Wine SpectatorA very silky wine with berry cedar and tobacco character. Full-bodied with fine tannis and a fresh finish. Lovely. Seductive and racy. Very long indeed. Strength yet fine

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