Gaja SORI SAN LORENZO 2016 3L - Station Plaza Wine
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Gaja  SORI SAN LORENZO   2016 3L
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Gaja SORI SAN LORENZO 2016

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3L
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Piedmont, Langhe
Brand Gaja
Alcohol/vol 14%

The word "Sorì" means a hilltop with a southern exposure, and San Lorenzo is the patron saint of Alba. When Angelo purchased the land from the church in 1964 he naturally named it Sorì San Lorenzo.

Wine & Spirits
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Jeb Dunnuck
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Another wine with a Burgundian silkiness (tannins this good can be hard to find in young Nebbiolo), the 2016 Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo offers a more exotic bouquet of spiced red plums, licorice, dried herbs, rose petals, and flowery incense. This is a ripe, incredibly sexy, opulent Barbaresco that stays pure, ultra-refined, and elegant on the palate, with both tannins and acidity perfectly integrated. As with the Sori Tildin, it took plenty of air to show at its best, and despite offering incredibly pleasure today due to its balance and ripe tannins, it's needs 5-7 years of bottle age and will cruise for 25 years or more. Score: 99, November 5, 2019

Wine Advocate
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If the Barbaresco Costa Russi expresses itself with purity and grace, the 2016 Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo struts out stacked and tall. It has firmer textural support and is not as timid or as withholding as the Costa Russi. The Sorì San Lorenzo site is located closest to the warm air currents that travel down the Tanaro River valley, and this vineyard site is always the first to ripen and be harvested. You get a stronger mineral note here with iron rust, pencil shaving and potting soil intertwined with the primary fruit, showing dazzlingly intricate complexity and depth. This vineyard site suffered in the 2017 vintage from some hail damage that hit on July 19. The quality of fruit is expected to be good, Gaia Gaja tells me, but yields will be reduced next year.

Monica Larner, August 8, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
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Rose petal, camphor, eucalyptus and dark-skinned-berry aromas shape the nose on this captivating wine. Vibrant and intense, the palate evokes spiced cranberry, red cherry, licorice, espresso and a hint of orange zest alongside taut, fine-grained tannins. It's still youthfully austere but already balanced, with firm acidity. Drink 2024-2041. Score: 98, Kerin O'Keefe, January 1, 2020

Kerin O'Keefe
Wine Spectator
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Features sweet ripe cherry, plum, eucalyptus, tobacco and spice flavors. The texture is tightly woven and refined, while vibrant acidity drives the long finish. Shows wonderful harmony and the potential for aging. Best from 2023 through 2045. 175 cases imported. (Apr 30 2020)

Bruce Sanderson