Wine & Spirits Magazine: "Primary flavors of blackcurrant and plum show a pleasant tangy edge that lends verve to this Bordeaux-style blend. Its tannins are like new leather, firmly guiding the fruit tones without overwhelming them. Hints of licorice and graphite emerge with air, and the dark fruit mingles with iodine notes on the long, seamless finish. This is a delicious and elegant rendering of Magari." Oct 2021
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The Ca' Marcanda 2019 Bolgheri Rosso Magari offers a surprisingly subtle side to the three very powerful grapes that make up the blend. These are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The bouquet is generous and full, with an intricate embroidery of lavender flower, garden herb, black fruit, spice and tobacco. You might even detect a hint of black olive. Magari is structured and solid but never heavy, and it offers a good sense of fresh acidity that makes for a lively and bright finish. That more acidic vein is neatly folded into ample fruity sweetness and flavor." Oct 2021
James Suckling: "This is a firm yet velvety-textured red with blackberry, sage, pine-needle and dried-flower aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a lovely mouth feel and a long finish. Drink after 2023, when everything will have come more together." Aug 2021
Winery: "Magari means if only it were true!, an expression used often in Italian to express desire, hope, and a vision of a bright future. The vineyard blocks that make up this blend are further away from the nearby sea, closer to the fertile hillside. The loamy, clay-rich soils here are known as terre brune meaning dark brown earth, ideal for the cultivation of wines with richness, depth and minerality. 2017 is a vintage of low quantity and all overall concentration of fruit, structure and acidity.
The nose is rich and complex with appealing notes of carob and tamarind. The palate is vibrant with notes of grapefruit, red-orange and Mediterranean botanical herbs. Extremely juicy with fine-grained, silky tannins with a long-lasting, sapid finish."
60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
12 months in oak
|Grapes||60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot|
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