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Olmaia Cabernet di Toscana

External Review by Palm Bay International:

Olmaia 2005 - 4 Stars, Restaurant Wine / Powerful and complex; this is an intensely flavored Cabernet blend, with excellent depth and length. It is long on the finish, and tastes of black currant, cedar, toast, black cherry, and spicy oak.

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Winery: Col D Orcia
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Col D Orcia:
The Col D’Orcia estate is one of the oldest companies of Montalcino, being present in 1933 with the name “Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle” at the First Exhibition of Italian wines held in Siena, with three vintages of Brunello. The origin of the estate dates back to the first half of the XVIII century when the noble family Delle Ciaia of Siena established an estate in the area of Sant’Angelo i... Read more
The Col D’Orcia estate is one of the oldest companies of Montalcino, being present in 1933 with the name “Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle” at the First Exhibition of Italian wines held in Siena, with three vintages of Brunello. The origin of the estate dates back to the first half of the XVIII century when the noble family Delle Ciaia of Siena established an estate in the area of Sant’Angelo in Colle which increased year by year. In the second half of the nineteenth century the ownership was passed to the Servadio family and subsequently to the Franceschi family. In 1973 Count Alberto Marone Cinzano took over the company, with the aim to contribute to the development and success of Montalcino and its Brunello on world markets. From 1977 the company has been under the direction of Edoardo Virano and from 1992 the Col D’Orcia estate is presided over by Count Francesco Marone Cinzano. Read less

External Reviews for Olmaia Cabernet di Toscana

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Olmaia 2005 - 4 Stars, Restaurant Wine / Powerful and complex; this is an intensely flavored Cabernet blend, with excellent depth and length. It is long on the finish, and tastes of black currant, cedar, toast, black cherry, and spicy oak.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Olmaia Cabernet 2005 - 89 Points, Wine Advocate / ...is a classy, elegant red... wine offers racy aromatics wedded to a core of silky, perfumed fruit, with a long, refined finish...Col d'Orcia, one of Montalcino's historic properties, is located in Sant'Angelo in Colle in the southern part of the appellation.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Olmaia 2005/ Olmaia delivers power and intensity with interwoven tones of ripe fruit, spice, forest floor and leather. The wine exhibits a rich and smooth texture that helps drive it along the palate in a soft and very pleasurable manner.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Olmaia 2005 - Wine Spectator/ Offers mineral and berry aromas, with hints of licorice. Full-bodied, with a dense palate and a silky tannin structure.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Olmaia 2004 - Silver Medal & Best in Class, International WIne & Spirits Competition/ The colour is deep garnet with a brick edge. There is a perfect note of maturity on the nose which is sublime and in which oak and fruit are perfectly and harmoniously combined. The palate is refined, silky and surprisingly light, with a touch of savoury spice and cranberries. This is perfect for drinking now.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ Olmaia is a pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon that hits all the right marks. You can taste the variety's natural flavors but they never seem green or medicinal. Instead the wine is plush, soft, round and opulent, with ideal harmony and balance and beautiful delivery of chocolate, cherry, vanilla and herbal aromas. The wine almost exaggerates, if possible, its generosity and roundness.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
02/18/2015

Col d’Orcia is the feted producer of one of Italy’s most revered red wines: Brunello di Montalcino. Situated near the medieval hilltop village of Montalcino in Tuscany’s Siena province, the estate has a rich winemaking history that dates back to the 1700s. In the hands of the Cinzano family since 1973, Col d’Orcia is owned by Count Francesco Marone Cinzano, who oversees day-to-day operations with estate manager, Edoardo Virano. Winemaking at Col d’Orcia is entrusted to chief enologist Antonino Tranchida with Maurizio Castelli as consulting enologist. Production Area From the Bozzolino and Giardino vineyards, planted in 1984 in Sant’Angelo in Colle, a hilly area approx. 350 meters (1,200 feet) above sea level, enjoying a south-southwest exposure near Montalcino in the province of Siena, Tuscany. Soil here is of medium weight with some calcareous pebbles Grape Varieties 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vinification Grapes are fermented on the skins for 20 days in 150 hl stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of less than 30°C. The wine is then aged in new French oak barriques (Allier, Tronçais and Blois) for 18 months, followed by refinement in the bottle for an additional 12 months. Color Brilliant ruby with violet hues. Bouquet Aromas of ripe blackberries accentuated by noble spices. Very true to the varietal and the terroir. Taste Full-bodied, meaty, well-structured, culminating in long and elegant finish. Alcohol 13.7% Serving Suggestions Well matched with roasts, grilled meats and game; decant before serving.


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