2018 Orma Bolgheri Rosso Passi di Orma

Year: 2018
Appellation: Bolgheri, Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Advocate: 91
James Suckling: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%

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DUE IN: JULY 2021

Price :
$24.95

"A blend of 40% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc, the Orma 2018 Bolgheri Rosso Passi di Orma opens to dark and rich fruit with blackberry, plum and sweet prune. Those layers of robust and succulent fruit are followed by generous layers of smoke, tar and campfire ash from the oak. This entry-level Tuscan blend, with 15,000 bottles made, captures a flashy and more contemporary side of the Bolgheri wine identity, showing enough power, intensity and opulence to match up with your favorite cut of steak.

This estate has added a new parcel of Merlot, planted in the head-pruned or alberello training method. The site's first harvest was 2019, but we still have not seen the wine that will be born from it." (WA)

"Yum. A rich, dense red with currant, chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied and tannic, yet polished. Direct finish. This needs time to soften. Second wine of Orma. Better after 2022." (JS)