96 points Richard Baudains (Decanter): "Satta is one of the very few in Bolgheri to grow Sangiovese, and this is the second vintage of an equal-parts Sangiovese-Syrah blend which repays his faith in the variety. Complex fruit and herb aromas and a tangy intensity on the palate, very firm structure, with an intriguing aromatic finish. Drinking Window: 2020-2026. (Mar 2020)"
95 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "[$220 list] On first nose, the 2016 Bolgheri Superiore Marianova (equal parts Syrah and Sangiovese) shows savory and barbecue-like aromas with teriyaki sauce and hickory smoke followed by plummy fruit and blackberry preserves. There is a note of sweetness with lots of spice, leather and tobacco at the edges. Of Michele Satta's releases, this wine is the most unlike him in that it is the most contemporary and enriched. This is the second vintage of Marianova (the winery’s latest creation) to be released. Only 3,250 bottles were made. Drink: 2020-2035. (May 2019)"
95 points James Suckling: "Aromas of currants, crushed berries and walnuts, as well as chocolate. Full body, juicy tannins and beautiful fruit at the end. Big wine that needs time to soften. A blend of sangiovese and syrah. Better after 2021. (11/7/19)"
93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2016 Bolgheri Superiore Marianova is another gorgeous wine in Michele Satta's range. The aromatics and structure of Sangiovese meld together beautifully with the darker fruit and power of Syrah. Super-ripe black cherry, smoke, chocolate, licorice, menthol and dark spice build in a potent, layered wine that has so much to offer. Drink: 2020-2030. (Mar 2020)"
|Varietal||Other Red Blends|
|Blend||50% Sangiovese, 50% Syrah|