ca'marcanda (gaja), camarcanda, bolgheri doc 2016
WINE SPECTATOR
93
JEB DUNNUCK
96

2016 ca'marcanda (gaja), camarcanda, bolgheri doc

Why We're Buying

80% cabernet sauvignon. 20% cabernet franc. 100% investment-worthy. Gaja Ca'marcanda is Angelo Gaja's flagship wine and is only made from the most exceptional harvests. If you purchase Gaja Ca'marcanda, you're guaranteed the finest of fine wine.

Critics Scores

WINE SPECTATOR
93

Wine Spectator

Austere in aroma, this red reveals intense flavors of cherry, raspberry, rose and mineral. Firmly structured, yet stays on course with a laser of fruit. Vanilla and toast notes chime in on the finish. Fine balance, length and complexity. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

JEB DUNNUCK
96

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2016 Ca’Marcanda sports an almost opaque purple color as well as a heavenly bouquet of blackcurrants, smoked earth, charcoal, graphite, and tobacco. A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc, aged 18 months in French oak, this full-bodied, remarkably pure red has ultra-fine tannins, plenty of acidity (although it’s perfectly integrated), flawless balance, and a great, great finish. Drink this beautiful, sexy Toscana over the coming 15 years or more.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

This is another beautiful creation from the Gaja family. The 2016 Bolgheri Rosso Camarcanda (Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc) is infinitely smooth and finely textured down to the very last pixel in what is a high-resolution panoramic photograph. The core of the wine is packed tight with an explosion of flavor and concentration with so much dark fruit, spice, tobacco and sweet tobacco that unfurls from deep inside. This wine will have a long and, I am quite sure, very happy aging future ahead. It shows utmost precision and balance, with long persistence and a beautifully polished texture. Some 22,000 bottles were made.