2009 Rocca di Frassinello Maremma Toscana Poggio alla Guardia

SuperTuscan Blend

  • Italy
  • > Tuscany
  • > Maremma
  • > Maremma Toscana
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Redrunners wrote: (88 points)

    August 18, 2013 - Popped and poured.

    Strong fruit with blueberry, sweet and sour cherry, spice and vanilla flavors.
    A little over-extracted and intense, but had with spicy pizza that worked well. Almost like a Zinfandel with intensity, but a different flavor profile.
    Over-all enjoyable - worked well with food.

    Good quaffer for having with pizza, barbeque or spicier meal.

    Nice QPR - would buy again.

  • Jochems Likes this wine: (87 points)

    August 12, 2013 - Dark ruby color. Full aromas of cherry and blackcurrant and some dried spices. Full bodied and balanced with some good fruit and fine tannins. Medium finish.

    Well made wine with a distinct Tuscan character, slightly let down by the medium finish.

  • enovino Likes this wine: (89 points)

    June 14, 2013 - Wow - what a QPR revelation. Had by the glass at Mes Que in Buffalo. Seeking a case for everyday drinking.

  • RobRhone wrote: (86 points)

    December 21, 2012 - Nice food wine. Good fruit, structure without being flabby

  • sancor20 Likes this wine:

    November 28, 2012 - On my first try, I did not get the same impression that Ian D'Agata of IWC got. I thought this was light, somewhat simple and non-stimulating. I think it' was good, but certainly no where near as complex and worth of a 92 that ID gave it. Quite rare to have such a drastic different impression so I will wait for my second attempt to give it my official score. First impression ranges from 85 to 87.

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  • By Ian D'Agata
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rocca di Frassinello
  • Varietal SuperTuscan Blend
  • Designation Poggio alla Guardia
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Maremma
  • Appellation Maremma Toscana

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 48 (19%)
  • In Cellars 133 (51%)
  • Consumed 78 (30%)

Food Pairing

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