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2018 Gaja, Magari Ca' Marcanda, Tuscany

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“One Shot, Once A Year • Gaja's Super Tuscan”

A Bolgheri Beauty • Gaja's Prized Super Tuscan

By David Gettenberg

Gaja may be most famous for producing world-class Barolo and Barbaresco.  But...

Gaja's Ca'Marcanda estate in Bolgheri is turning heads in the Super Tuscan landscape.

Paying homage to international Bordeaux varietals, the 2018 Magari Ca'Marcanda is "one of the classiest wines I can remember tasting from Ca’ Marcanda."  Vinous

"This beauty is another Bordeaux look-alike with incredible class."  Jeb Dunnuck

"Magari opens to reveal lovely brightness and persistence that gives the wine shape. Sweet dark berry fruit, spice, tobacco, cedar and licorice are nicely woven throughout... It is not an obvious wine, but it sure is enticing."  Vinous

What We Love About This Wine

The loamy, clay-rich soils of the property give this wine its signature texture and minerality.  The 2018 Magari is one of the finest examples of a Super Tuscan from this outstanding vintage.  It is a delicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 

How should you enjoy this Bordeaux doppelganger?  With grilled or roasted tenderloin.  Season as desired with thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper.  Magari possesses striking notes of mocha, tar, herbs, smoke, earth, and sweet French oak, which come alive with grilled and roasted meat.

Whether you are familiar with Gaja's Magari or not, make sure you get to enjoy this particularly exceptional 2018 Gaja Magari.

Enjoy!

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Press & Tasting Notes
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“This beauty is another Bordeaux look-alike with incredible class.”

Jeb Dunnuck • 95 / 100

"More herbal notes of blackcurrants, green tobacco, cedar, and graphite emerge from the 2018 Magari, a Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot blend brought up in French oak. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and downright seamless on the palate, this beauty is another Bordeaux look-alike with incredible class. It has some upfront appeal, with supple tannins and plenty of fruit, yet it's going to age gracefully for 15-20 years on its balance. "

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“You can appreciate the purity of the fruit.”

Wine Advocate • 94 / 100

"A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, the 2018 Bolgheri Rosso Magari shows grace and a slightly lighter style that works very nicely. With the recent releases from Bolgheri, many from the hot and concentrated 2017 vintage, this 2018 alternative comes as an elegant surprise. You can appreciate the purity of the fruit, with dark cherry and plum, and the acidity that pops up on the finish. This is almost a full-bodied red, but not quite. It holds back just a hair, and that more careful approach goes a long way to the pleasure factor."

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“One of the classiest wines I can remember tasting from Ca’ Marcanda.”

Vinous • 94 / 100

"The 2018 Magari is quite deceptive in its first impression. Translucent and medium in body, Magari opens to reveal lovely brightness and persistence that gives the wine shape. Sweet dark berry fruit, spice, tobacco, cedar and licorice are nicely woven throughout. Quite simply, the 2018 Magari is one of the classiest wines I can remember tasting from Ca’ Marcanda. It is not an obvious wine, but it sure is enticing."

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More Information
  • Producer: Gaja
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Tuscany
  • Subregion: Others
  • Varietal: Cabernet Blend
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W03065-4