Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Red Bordeaux Blend Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia 1998

Avg Price: $229.00
4.33 5 0.5
Add
13 reviews
+My Wines

My Wines

Save in My Wines

Add to Wishlist

My Cellar

List It
Edit

Winemaker's Notes:

The bunches were hand-picked into 15 kg bins, and the fruit was carefully graded and selected on a double sorting tab...

Read more...
  • WS: 91

    Wine Spectator Score

    91

    Close
  • WA: 93

    Wine Advocate Score

    93

    Close
  • RP: 93

    Robert Parker Score

    93

    Close
  • ST: 94

    Stephen Tanzer Score

    94

    Close
  • SN: 92

    Snooth Editorial Score

    92

    Close
  • JR: 80

    Jancis Robinson Score

    16

    Close
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
Aabalat
Petaluma, CA (2,500 mi)
USD 225.55
750ml
Buy Now
San Francisco Wine Trading Company
San Francisco, CA (2,500 mi)
USD 300.00
750ml
Buy Now
See 19 more prices »

Intensely aromatic with layers of coffee, roasted chili, olive, and black fruits that continue to evolve all night. Still a baby in the mouth with ... Read more

great wine Read more

A very nice and expensive red. Very tight and closed when opened and as black as night. Upon opening three hours later, it was full of dark fruit a... Read more

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...

All Prices

Shipping to:

Editorial Reviews for Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Red Bordeaux Blend Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065196,614
4.50 5
12/29/2008

Intensely aromatic with layers of coffee, roasted chili, olive, and black fruits that continue to evolve all night. Still a baby in the mouth with a big, muscular feel. The tannins are polished yet abundant, the fruit is dark and rich, bordering on sweet especially with the sweet wood tones. There is a coffee cream note to the mid-palate then a bif creme de cassis note takes over on the back end and leads to the finish with it's spice, mineral and olive tones. It's a lot of wine and while not exactly my style is certainly enjoyable and that goes for amateurs as well! 2008-2016 92pts


User Reviews for Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Red Bordeaux Blend Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia

Add your review
Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/05/2009

great wine


Snooth User: Derek67
32027694
4.00 5
01/07/2009

A very nice and expensive red. Very tight and closed when opened and as black as night. Upon opening three hours later, it was full of dark fruit and had a very distinctive green bell pepper flavor, which I love.


External Reviews for Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Red Bordeaux Blend Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia

External Review
11/29/2011

WS Top 100 2001, Rank: 1 - A cool and sleek Tuscan red, with tarragon and fresh sage aromas, blackberry and cherry undertones. Full-bodied, with a wonderfully silky palate of fine tannins and a long, fruity finish. Very sophisticated and reserved. Be... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1998 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell Ornellaia 750ml


External Review
01/17/2009

A cool and sleek Tuscan red, with tarragon and fresh sage aromas, blackberry and cherry undertones. Full-bodied, with a wonderfully silky palate of fine tannins and a long, fruity finish. Very sophisticated and reserved. Best after 2004. 13,330 cases... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1998 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia 750ml


External Review
01/30/2009

Concentrated aromas and flavors of cassis and blackberry are offset by suggestions ofherb, mint and vanilla in this elegantly structured wine, with fine, focused tannins set in a velvety texture ending in a long finish.


Ratings & Tags for Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Red Bordeaux Blend Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia

rated this wine
4.00 5
03/30/2009

rated this wine
4.50 5
01/09/2009

rated this wine
2.00 5
02/07/2009

rated this wine
5.00 5
03/20/2008

112234 Snooth User: shilocat
rated this wine
4.00 5
12/26/2008

108033 Snooth User: merp
rated this wine
4.00 5
01/01/2009

rated this wine
5.00 5
08/21/2007

Winemaker's Notes:

The bunches were hand-picked into 15 kg bins, and the fruit was carefully graded and selected on a double sorting table, before and after destemming, After a light crushing, each variety and vineyard block was vinified separately giving birth to a total of 51 different base wines each interpreting the considerable diversity of the Estate’s terroirs.. A week-long fermentation was carried out at 26-30°C in stainless steel, followed by a maceration of 18 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in oak barrels (70% new and 30% once used). The wine remained in barriques in the temperature controlled cellars of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia for a total period of 18 months. After the first 12 months the master blend was made. The wine was then re-introduced into barrique where it spent the remaining 6 months, followed by 12 months in the bottle prior to release.

The bunches were hand-picked into 15 kg bins, and the fruit was carefully graded and selected on a double sorting table, before and after destemming, After a light crushing, each variety and vineyard block was vinified separately giving birth to a total of 51 different base wines each interpreting the considerable diversity of the Estate’s terroirs.. A week-long fermentation was carried out at 26-30°C in stainless steel, followed by a maceration of 18 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in oak barrels (70% new and 30% once used). The wine remained in barriques in the temperature controlled cellars of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia for a total period of 18 months. After the first 12 months the master blend was made. The wine was then re-introduced into barrique where it spent the remaining 6 months, followed by 12 months in the bottle prior to release.

Photos

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »







Snooth Media Network