#63 -- The Enthusiast 100 List: “Luscious, dark and penetrating, Mediterra delivers a long, velvety texture with sweet flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and plump cherry fruit. It’s a wonderful wine that would pair with pasta, meat or aged cheese.”
"This blend of Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is a unique wine that shows quality fruit aromas of wild berry and sweet cherries backed by drying mineral, cola and exotic spice. The mouthfeel is excellent with a plush, sweet close."
The 2007 Sondraia reveals tons of Bolgheri character in its warm, sunny fruit. Espresso, blackberries and French oak meld together in a radiant, expressive red that caresses the palate with layers of ample fruit. This is a gorgeous effort from Poggio al Tesoro and a very classic, representative red from Maremma.
The 2006 Sondraia is a soft, plush wine packed with dark fruit, new leather, spices and licorice. It is a classic expression of Bolgheri that captures all of the qualities that make reds from this Tuscan appellation so irresistible; namely generous fruit and a warm, harmonious personality.
The 2005 Dedicato a Walter (Cabernet Franc) is a wine that continues to impress. Varietal aromas emerge from the glass followed by a warm, generous expression of dark fruit as this beautiful, undeniably sexy wine flows from the glass. It offers lovely weight on the palate, with a variety of roasted coffee bean, spice and sweet herb overtones that emerge with air. From start to finish, the wine reveals superb balance and harmony. It is an outstanding effort in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020.
Editors' Choice - Deep concentration and intensity set the tone, and the wine reveals layers of cherry fruit, blackberry, leather, spice, vanilla and liquid smoke. It's a modern blockbuster with juicy fruit flavors, enormous succulence, a velvety mouthfeel and long lasting flavors.
The 2004 Dedicato a Walter, (100% Cabernet Franc), is a drop-dead gorgeous effort. A dark glossy ruby, it presents an exotic array of toasted oak, mint, spice, chocolate, coffee bean and sweet dark fruit notes. Plump and expressive on the palate, it offers superb length as well as exquisite overall balance and a resonating note of warmth on the finish...[I]t is one of the most exciting new wines I tasted.