Angelo Gaja

The Gaja estate's qualitative supremacy and cachet are not solely attributable to Angelo. In fact, his father's 1961 Barbaresco may be the most profound bottling of its designation ever to be produced. The Gaja name represents a legacy of quality that has evolved since the family immigrated from Spain over 300 years ago.
Angelo maintained his family's high standards of production while inaugurating a new stylistic direction--more often than not through measures that incited controversy. Foremost among these was his inaugural use of barrique in the vinification of his 1975 Barbaresco cuvée. Gaja is widely credited with having instituted this practice, the objective of which is to soften the formidable tannins of the Nebbiolo grape, thereby producing a wine that is richer and more concentrated in its fruit expression than traditional models. Other early efforts included the reduction of crop size, shortened pruning of Nebbiolo vines, and decreased fermentation periods.

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Angelo Gaja Ca'Marcanda 'Promis' Red Blend 2015
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "An extremely floral and almost pinot-noir-like wine with fresh rose petals, wild strawberries and red cherries. Medium to full body, fine tannins, a pretty line of acidity and a succulent finish."  Jeb Dunnuck 91 "The 2015 Promis checks in as 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and the rest
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Angelo Gaja Ca'Marcanda 'Promis' Red Blend 2014
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" Light garnet. Bright and fruity aromas with a jammy nose. A delightful wine that combines the elegance and suppleness of Merlot and Syrah with the austerity of Sangiovese. " ~ Winery notes

Angelo Gaja Ca Marcanda Promis 2013
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 Angelo Gaja always presents one of the most exciting tastings of the year. The 2013 Promis (Merlot, Syrah and a small part Sangiovese) reveals all the hallmarks of the excellent vintage. The wine offers a supple and smooth entry that is creamy and delicious. Spice, dark fruit,

Angelo Gaja Ca Marcanda Promis 2012
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 " Aromas of blueberry, sliced mushroom and dried flower follow through to a full body, velvety tannins and a dark-chocolate and berry finish. Some smoked meat, too. Better in 2016. "   "Promis- an abbreviation of the Latin word for promise, "promissio"- truly lives up to its

Angelo Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis 2011
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 " The 2011 Promis (55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and 10% Sangiovese) is darkly concentrated with thick tones of black tar, espresso, candied cherry, clove, rum cake and bitter chocolate. Although, it feels broad and large in the mouth, the wine also shows enormous elegance and focus. That

Angelo Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis 2010
"Promis- an abbreviation of the Latin word for promise, "promissio"- truly lives up to its name. The grapes are grown in the terre brune (rich, dark soils) of GAJA's Ca'Marcanda vineyard. The soil consists primarily of loam and clay. The climate- hot summer days, freshened by brisk sea air and cool

Gaja Barbaresco 2008
93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93 The 2008 Barbaresco emerges from the glass with sweet red cherries, spices, flowers and licorice. This is an attractive Barbaresco with excellent depth and a firm, tannic spine that is very nicely integrated with the fruit. The 2008 isnt a blockbuster, but it should drink well

Gaja Sori San Lorenzo 2005
96  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 96 "Gaja's 2005 Sori San Lorenzo is a dense, dark beauty of sensual, irresistible charm. This richly-textured, expansive wine flows with masses of ripe dark fruit, menthol, licorice and mineral in a sumptuous, full-bodied style. The use of oak is simply masterful here and the wine

Angelo Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis 2009
"Promis- an abbreviation of the Latin word for promise, "promissio"- truly lives up to its name. The grapes are grown in the terre brune (rich, dark soils) of GAJA's Ca'Marcanda vineyard. The soil consists primarily of loam and clay. The climate- hot summer days, freshened by brisk sea air and cool

Gaja Costa Russi 2005 1.5L
96  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 96 "The 2005 Costa Russi shimmers on the palate with extraordinary grace. The wine boasts wonderful depth and richness in its dark red fruit in a round, generous style that offers lovely balance to the tannins. Notes of tar, smoke and licorice develop in the glass, adding a touch of

Angelo Gaja Ca' Marcanda Promis 2008
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Bursting with pure, sweet blackberry, black cherry and spice flavors, this is not overoaked, offering a vibrant structure, with firm tannins on the finish and nice length. Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese. Drink now through 2016. 7,000 cases imported."

Gaja Langhe Sperss 2003
98  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 98 "The nose of this wine is so precise, with perfume, rose, blackberry and raspberry aromas, and the full-bodied palate builds and builds and then overflows with ripe fruit and layers of rich, ripe, velvety tannins. This has amazing opulence, yet it's profound and structured. A

Gaja Sori Tilden 2001
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95"Wow. This is pure fruit. Aromas of raspberries, cherries and blackberries jump from the glass. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Shows wonderful finesse and class. Best after 2009. 1,050 cases made."

Gaja Sori Tilden 2000
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 96"Amazing aromas of plums, strawberries, and minerals follow through to a full-bodied palate, with ultraripe tannins and a long, mineral and blackberry aftertaste. Gorgeous. So fresh and structured. Best after 2010. 1,050 cases made. –JS"

Gaja Costa Russi 2001
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95"A silky, beautiful wine, with plum and berry character. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a caressing texture. Seductive, with layers of fruit and tannins. Best after 2009. 890 cases made. (JS)"

Gaja Sori San Lorenzo 2001
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 96 Collectible "A very silky wine with berry, cedar and tobacco character. Full-bodied, with fine tannis and a fresh finish. Lovely. Seductive and racy. Very long indeed. Strength yet finesse. Best after 2007. (J.S.)"  Stephan Tanzer 95 "Good full red-ruby. Rather mute on

Gaja Barbaresco 2006
93  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 93 "This wine reveals terrific concentration, depth and purity. This is a remarkably soft harmonious Barbaresco from Angelo Gaja with pretty notes of raspberries, crushed flowers and spices. The wine turns more powerful in the glass, as it gains additional richness, volume and depth,

Gaja Barbaresco 1998
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 Loads of cherry, raspberry and mineral aromas. Full-bodied, with soft, well-knit tannins and a long, long finish. A modern and delicious Barbaresco.  Best after 2003.  5,000 cases made. (WS)  Robert Parker 91 The 1998 Barbaresco is a beautiful effort displaying fleshy, oaky,

Gaja Promis 2005
"A delightful wine that combines the elegance and suppleness of Merlot and Syrah with the austerity of Sangiovese. Balanced, almost musical, its a pleasure to drink from an early age and also has an aging potential of 5-8 years." ~ Winemaker Comments