2011 Gaja Ca’Marcanda Promis

September 16, 2014

Name:Ca'Marcanda Promis
Vintage:2011
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Shiraz/Syrah, Merlot, Sangiovese
Producer:Gaja
Region:Italy / Toscana
Alcohol:n/a

I think this wine is just about identical vintage to vintage. But it’s a very decent typical Super Tuscan on a budget. I get what Gaja is doing here and respect that a lot of people will love it. Personally, would not buy it.

2001 Gaja Darmagi

September 16, 2014

Name:Darmagi
Vintage:2001
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Producer:Gaja
Region:Italy / Piemonte
Alcohol:n/a

Tar, smoke, dark fruit, alongside greenish/ black currant stems notes. Liquorice and hint of strawberry. Flavor is a tone down from what the nose suggests. Overall a serious and enjoyable wine that would probably become more interesting given some aeration.