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Gaja Toscana Ca'Marcanda08 Promis Proprietary Blend 2008

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Kräftiges Purpurrot, in der Nase intensives Fruchtbukett mit Beeren- und Schwarzkirscharoma, am Gaumen elegante Struktur mit Kraft und Dichte, geschmeidig im Tannin, bietet jetzt schon viel Genuss und verspricht auch in Jahren noch ein herrliches Trinkvergnügen.

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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

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Snooth User: William Djubin
1464471693
4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 03/01/2014

Thanks for the Taste Angelo. The 2011 is young and excitable. I chose this wine as the Closer (Entrée) and Gaja Promis delivered. Mille Gratis Gaja.

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  • Snooth User: William Djubin
    1464471693
    5.00 5
    Vintage: 2010 02/28/2014

    Amazingly we are still on the 2008?? What gives?? I work at a brand new cellared venue and our Opening order was the 2008? - My review.. "Followed the Zenato Amarone perfectly. But what a strange Blend. -Really Angelo GAJA? Syrah instead of any other Italian Grape> Surprisingly amazing. I can not wait to try New the 2010 Ca'Marcanda. - Ca'Ma send me a 2010 bottle already. North Palm Beach Florida.


    Snooth User: free0387
    118779919
    4.50 5
    Vintage: 2009 05/27/2013

    Four and a half glasses


    Snooth User: BTKerne
    542262255
    4.00 5
    02/17/2012

    Great introduction to Gaja wine. Great jammy fruit laid upon a bed of soft tannins from the small amount of sangiovese this wine is blended with.


    Snooth User: Axlebuster
    61409831
    3.50 5
    04/07/2012

    A well integrated supertuscan plum blackberry and hint of licorice indicate good for at least 10 years


    Snooth User: ccaldwell25
    83380015
    5.00 5
    05/31/2011

    Five glasses


    Snooth User: dista23
    79950305
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2007 01/18/2011

    01/15/11: had it at Bricco in the North End. Complex wine where the fruit seems to sit somewhere between the old and the new world. Had it with grilled octopus and rib eye. Not sure I loved it for the price. Soft tannins and pleasant to drink. Medium bodied with cassis. Not sure I would drink again for the price.


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    External Reviews for Gaja Toscana Ca'Marcanda08 Promis Proprietary Blend

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    Vintage: 2011 12/12/2014

    Our Wine Express Italian Wine of the Year!! Along the Tuscan seaboard extending south from Livorno lies the Maremma. For centuries a marshland, it has established itself over the last quarter century as one of Italy's most prestigious wine regions. It is in this region that Angelo Gaja has begun his new winemaking venture. In 1996, along the road between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci, Gaja began planting 150 acres of vineyards, primarily. This 2011 is a blend of Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese. The Wine Advocate scored it 93 points saying "The 2011 Promis is darkly concentrated with thick tones of black tar, espresso, candied cherry, clove, rum cake and bitter chocolate. Although it feels broad and large in the mouth, the wine also shows enormous elegance and focus. That inner opulence is channeled into tight, sharp pulses that impact the palate with grace and poise. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2024."


    External Review
    Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
    Vintage: 2010 02/06/2013

    Light garnet. Bright and fruity with a jammy nose. A delightful wine that combines the elegance and suppleness of Merlot and Syrah with the austerity of Sangiovese. Balanced, almost musical, its a pleasure to drink from an early age and also has an aging


    External Review
    Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
    Vintage: 2009 12/08/2012

    Der Promis ist ein weicher, vollfleischiger Wein der neu aus dem Mischsatz 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah und 10% Sangiovese besteht - ein attraktives Gewächs von perfekter Harmonie.


    External Review
    Source: NapaCabs.com
    Vintage: 2009 11/26/2011

    A delightful wine that combines the elegance and suppleness of Merlot and Syrah with the austerity of Sangiovese. Balanced, almost musical, its a pleasure to drink from an early age and also has an aging potential of 5-8 years.


    External Review
    Source: NapaCabs.com
    07/06/2011

    Winemaker Notes - Light garnet color. Bright and fruity with a jammy nose. A delightful wine that combines the elegance and suppleness of Merlot and Syrah with the austerity of Sangiovese. Balanced, almost musical, its a pleasure to drink from an early age and also has an aging potential of 5-8 years.


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

    Winemaker's notes: Light garnet color. Bright and fruity with a jammy nose. A delightful wine that combines the elegance and suppleness of Merlot and Syrah with the austerity of Sangiovese. Balanced


    External Review
    09/23/2011

    "Medium-deep red. Complex


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    Kräftiges Purpurrot, in der Nase intensives Fruchtbukett mit Beeren- und Schwarzkirscharoma, am Gaumen elegante Struktur mit Kraft und Dichte, geschmeidig im Tannin, bietet jetzt schon viel Genuss und verspricht auch in Jahren noch ein herrliches Trinkvergnügen.

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    Sugar: 1.30 g/l grams per liter

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