Diner with some good friends on Saturday night. I had osso bucco with risotto. My friend had organic pasta with wild mushrooms and angus tenderloin. The ladies had angel hair pasta with vegies. I brought the wines.
2007 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove - Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri (4/1/2012)
This was deep and quite extracted but in a good way. Great fruit beautiful tannins and a long finish. This needs 2 years to loose some baby fat but if you like them young and ripe drink up now. This is the second wine of Ornellaia. I can't wait to try the big brother(2007) in a few years. (92 pts.)
2006 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana IGT- Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
Balanced wine with great fruit on the nose and smooth tannins on the finish. My best showing yet for this second wine of the house of Sassicaia. Drinking well now.(92 points)
2006 is a more balanced classic vintage and 2007 is very fruit forward in a more modern style. I was most surprised by the guidalberto which is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The Serre Nuove is about 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Both second wines were outstanding.
I think I will be buying more of these second wines especially Guidalberto