Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia 2006

Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Bolgheri Rosso DOC, Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia 2006 The nose features ripe black fruits. The mouth sports great acidity to frame the fruit, making this Bordeaux-style blend a natural for a dinner table laden with cinghale – yummy just thinking about it. This is the second wine of the famous Super Tuscan estate on the Tuscan coast. The grapes behind the wine are 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. The component wines aged in barriques for 15 months and 25% of the barrels were new. After the assemblage, the wine aged another 3 months in oak and 6 months in bottle. Estate bottled in Castagneto Carducci 14.5% $59.99 at Traverso’s Ornellaia

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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