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Wines for the October 8th Zoom Tasting

Wines for the October 8th Zoom Tasting

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When not shuttling between the family’s properties in Piedmont and Tuscany (Montalcino and Bolgheri), she travels abroad, serving as the winery’s top ambassador in the United States where the gentle Northern Californian cadence of her English only adds to her already contagious charm. The winery’s Gaia \u0026amp; Rey, first released in 1983, is named after Gaia and her great-grandmother, Clotilde Rey, the great matriarch often cited as the anchor in the truly epic story of this family of winemakers. Together with her brother and sister, Gaia decided that the 2013 vintage, a historic vintage for the GAJA winery, would for the first time since 1996 classify the wines Barbaresco D.O.P. in accordance with the New European Union classification that is not mandated yet. Once again the GAJA family are pioneers, forging the way by making the transition across all their wines.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eClick here to join us for the tasting: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/zoom.us\/j\/99156797169\"\u003ehttps:\/\/zoom.us\/j\/99156797169 \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThursday's tasting will include these three wines, tasted in this order:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2017 Gaja Ca'Marcanda Bolgheri Rosso Magari, $62.99 \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAngelo Gaja and his family have worked this vintage with a deft hand. The hot 2017 growing conditions have been harnessed for their positive attributes, such as the thickness and the dark concentration of the fruit and, consequently, the wine's freshness. Any negative implications have been absolutely eliminated and worked through. Nothing escapes Angelo's watchful eye. The 2017 Bolgheri Rosso Magari is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. 94+ points from Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePurchase the Magari here:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/gajacamarcandamagari2017\"\u003ehttps:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/gajacamarcandamagari2017 \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2015 Pieve di Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino, $89.99 \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eExtremely perfumed and pretty with dried berry, orange peel and fruit tea on the nose. Full-bodied, extremely tight and refined with superb tannin quality that shows polish, finesse, and beauty. It goes on for minutes on the palate. One for the cellar. The best wine ever from here. 99 points from James Suckling!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePurchase the Brunello di Montalcino here:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/sunfish-2375\"\u003ehttps:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/sunfish-2375 \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2016 Gaja Barbaresco, $249.99 \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe 2016 (regarded by experts as perhaps the finest vintage ever for Piedmont red wines) Barbaresco starts off slow at first, showing a small margin of aromatic evolution in the glass. But come back two hours later and you can almost hear the soft sounds of the symphony playing just below the surface. The 2016 vintage is characterized by the solid intensity and firmness of its aromas which transcend fruit and veer toward balsamic herb, licorice, tar, and smoke instead. 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It is impossible to overstate the importance of Angelo Gaja and his family in Italian winemaking history, or that of the world of winemaking in general. After completing a degree in economics at the University of Pavia, Gaia spent two years in the wine industry in San Francisco before returning to Italy to begin working with her father. She remembers fondly how a bottle of GAJA 1989 Barbaresco, shared with her by her parents’ friends in San Francisco, inspired her to return home to Italy and accept her father’s offer of a position with the winery. Today, she is involved in every aspect of her family’s business and she very clearly shares in her father’s energy and charisma. When not shuttling between the family’s properties in Piedmont and Tuscany (Montalcino and Bolgheri), she travels abroad, serving as the winery’s top ambassador in the United States where the gentle Northern Californian cadence of her English only adds to her already contagious charm. The winery’s Gaia \u0026amp; Rey, first released in 1983, is named after Gaia and her great-grandmother, Clotilde Rey, the great matriarch often cited as the anchor in the truly epic story of this family of winemakers. Together with her brother and sister, Gaia decided that the 2013 vintage, a historic vintage for the GAJA winery, would for the first time since 1996 classify the wines Barbaresco D.O.P. in accordance with the New European Union classification that is not mandated yet. Once again the GAJA family are pioneers, forging the way by making the transition across all their wines.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eClick here to join us for the tasting: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/zoom.us\/j\/99156797169\"\u003ehttps:\/\/zoom.us\/j\/99156797169 \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThursday's tasting will include these three wines, tasted in this order:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2017 Gaja Ca'Marcanda Bolgheri Rosso Magari, $62.99 \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAngelo Gaja and his family have worked this vintage with a deft hand. The hot 2017 growing conditions have been harnessed for their positive attributes, such as the thickness and the dark concentration of the fruit and, consequently, the wine's freshness. Any negative implications have been absolutely eliminated and worked through. Nothing escapes Angelo's watchful eye. The 2017 Bolgheri Rosso Magari is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. 94+ points from Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePurchase the Magari here:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/gajacamarcandamagari2017\"\u003ehttps:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/gajacamarcandamagari2017 \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2015 Pieve di Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino, $89.99 \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eExtremely perfumed and pretty with dried berry, orange peel and fruit tea on the nose. Full-bodied, extremely tight and refined with superb tannin quality that shows polish, finesse, and beauty. It goes on for minutes on the palate. One for the cellar. The best wine ever from here. 99 points from James Suckling!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePurchase the Brunello di Montalcino here:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/sunfish-2375\"\u003ehttps:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/sunfish-2375 \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2016 Gaja Barbaresco, $249.99 \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe 2016 (regarded by experts as perhaps the finest vintage ever for Piedmont red wines) Barbaresco starts off slow at first, showing a small margin of aromatic evolution in the glass. But come back two hours later and you can almost hear the soft sounds of the symphony playing just below the surface. The 2016 vintage is characterized by the solid intensity and firmness of its aromas which transcend fruit and veer toward balsamic herb, licorice, tar, and smoke instead. The tannins offer a moment of sweetness and softness, before you are aware of their undeniable firmness. In all, there is a certain glossiness or satiny quality to the mouthfeel that underlines the wine's carefully crafted integration. I would describe this as a classic and also a somewhat austere Barbaresco that fully deserves extra cellar time to stretch those tight muscles and grow in volume. This wine will award those who wait. 96 points from Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePurchase the Barbaresco here:\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/gajabarbaresco2016%0A\"\u003ehttps:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/gajabarbaresco2016\n\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe hope to see you every Thursday at 6:30. On October 15th we are tasting Port with Bartholomew Broadbent and Roy Hersch of \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.fortheloveofport.com\/\"\u003efortheloveofport.com\u003c\/a\u003e!\u003c\/p\u003e"}

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Join us Thursday, October 8th at 6:30pm for a Zoom tasting of the wines of Angelo Gaja with Gaia Gaja. It is impossible to overstate the importance of Angelo Gaja and his family in Italian winemaking history, or that of the world of winemaking in general. After completing a degree in economics at the University of Pavia, Gaia spent two years in the wine industry in San Francisco before returning to Italy to begin working with her father. She remembers fondly how a bottle of GAJA 1989 Barbaresco, shared with her by her parents’ friends in San Francisco, inspired her to return home to Italy and accept her father’s offer of a position with the winery. Today, she is involved in every aspect of her family’s business and she very clearly shares in her father’s energy and charisma. When not shuttling between the family’s properties in Piedmont and Tuscany (Montalcino and Bolgheri), she travels abroad, serving as the winery’s top ambassador in the United States where the gentle Northern Californian cadence of her English only adds to her already contagious charm. The winery’s Gaia & Rey, first released in 1983, is named after Gaia and her great-grandmother, Clotilde Rey, the great matriarch often cited as the anchor in the truly epic story of this family of winemakers. Together with her brother and sister, Gaia decided that the 2013 vintage, a historic vintage for the GAJA winery, would for the first time since 1996 classify the wines Barbaresco D.O.P. in accordance with the New European Union classification that is not mandated yet. Once again the GAJA family are pioneers, forging the way by making the transition across all their wines.

Click here to join us for the tasting: https://zoom.us/j/99156797169

Thursday's tasting will include these three wines, tasted in this order:

2017 Gaja Ca'Marcanda Bolgheri Rosso Magari, $62.99

Angelo Gaja and his family have worked this vintage with a deft hand. The hot 2017 growing conditions have been harnessed for their positive attributes, such as the thickness and the dark concentration of the fruit and, consequently, the wine's freshness. Any negative implications have been absolutely eliminated and worked through. Nothing escapes Angelo's watchful eye. The 2017 Bolgheri Rosso Magari is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. 94+ points from Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate!

Purchase the Magari here:

https://sunfishcellars.com/products/gajacamarcandamagari2017

2015 Pieve di Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino, $89.99

Extremely perfumed and pretty with dried berry, orange peel and fruit tea on the nose. Full-bodied, extremely tight and refined with superb tannin quality that shows polish, finesse, and beauty. It goes on for minutes on the palate. One for the cellar. The best wine ever from here. 99 points from James Suckling!

Purchase the Brunello di Montalcino here:

https://sunfishcellars.com/products/sunfish-2375

2016 Gaja Barbaresco, $249.99

The 2016 (regarded by experts as perhaps the finest vintage ever for Piedmont red wines) Barbaresco starts off slow at first, showing a small margin of aromatic evolution in the glass. But come back two hours later and you can almost hear the soft sounds of the symphony playing just below the surface. The 2016 vintage is characterized by the solid intensity and firmness of its aromas which transcend fruit and veer toward balsamic herb, licorice, tar, and smoke instead. The tannins offer a moment of sweetness and softness, before you are aware of their undeniable firmness. In all, there is a certain glossiness or satiny quality to the mouthfeel that underlines the wine's carefully crafted integration. I would describe this as a classic and also a somewhat austere Barbaresco that fully deserves extra cellar time to stretch those tight muscles and grow in volume. This wine will award those who wait. 96 points from Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate!

Purchase the Barbaresco here:

https://sunfishcellars.com/products/gajabarbaresco2016

We hope to see you every Thursday at 6:30. On October 15th we are tasting Port with Bartholomew Broadbent and Roy Hersch of fortheloveofport.com!