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  • By Jon Rimmerman
    11/9/2010, (See more on Garagiste...)

    (ORENO Sette Ponti) Ponti

    Dear Friends,

    We’ve had an unusual number of requests over the past few weeks for the 2006, 2007 and 2008 vintages of this wine and that usually means one of two things - people are price shopping (spurred by multiple retailer offers) or there’s a new review out there somewhere (or both). We try to listen to your requests, so here goes...

    I’ve tasted all three vintages of Sette Ponti Oreno mentioned above and, call me crazy, but 2006 is the most serious (by a wide margin). 2006 is one of the finest overall Tuscan vintages of the last few decades and the Oreno took full advantage. While the 2007 version is almost too over the top, the 2006 gets it quite right – tannic and distinguished with a long future ahead. It’s the most complete Oreno yet made and the same can be said for many Tuscan wines in 2006 (a vintage that is closer in style to 2005 in Bordeaux, where 2007 in Tuscany is closer to 2009 in Bordeaux – as far as 2008, I do have a soft-spot for the delicate and unusual style of the year but be warned many of the wines are for those that lean toward the esoteric and not for those that yearn for chewy fruit):

    I urge you to look up community notes as well.

    ONE SHIPMENT ONLY at this terrific price with perfect provenance:

    2006 Sette Ponti “Oreno” (Tuscany) -
    (compare at up to $100+ in the US)

    FIRST COME FIRST SERVED up to 24/person until we run out

    To order:

    This parcel is set to arrive in 3-4 weeks (please check OARS for local pick up after Dec 15th). It will ship during the Spring shipping season.

    Out of state orders will be held for free under ideal storage conditions (56 degrees/70%humidity) until shipping is possible. Locals may pick up at their leisure.

    For current local pick up and arrival/ship information, please see your OARS link below (at the bottom of this offer) - don’t know how to access your OARS? Simply click the link and see your account. You can also paste the link into your browser. If you are having trouble with your link or your account, please contact:


    Thank you,

    Jon Rimmerman
    Seattle, WA

    Click here to view the status of your orders in O.A.R.S.

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