2004 La Massa "Giorgio Primo"
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate " Motta's stylish 2004 Giorgio Primo (50% Sangiovese, 40% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvingon and Petit Verdot) is a gorgeous effort. A lively, dark ruby, it presents a beautiful array of cherry, smoke, spice, tobacco, flower, and earth aromas. Opulent in its expression of fruit yet supported by classic structure, it shows outstanding length on the palate as well as a persistent, fresh finish, with exquisite overall balance. It is the finest Giorgio Primo yet. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2019" (06/07) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Has loads of blackberry and currant, with fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. A beauty. Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best after 2008." (10/07) 93 points and a Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast: "This vintage has some Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot in the blend to back the Sangiovese and Merlot, and is more complex and complete. There’s cherry, tobacco, leather, spice, black fruit and a touch of cool freshness in the form of leafy greens. It’s a sophisticated wine with tight tannins and a long, dusty finish." (04/08)