|Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco 2004 Vintage Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 93 Points: "The 2004 Sammarco is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 5% Sangiovese. It exhibits a dark purplish color, along with a wonderfully fragrant nose of spices and violets. It is a rich, powerful effort packed with an array of blueberries, blackberries and grilled herbs, showing a layered personality and an imposing tannic structure that will require patience. This gorgeously pure wine should drink effortlessly to age 25. A recent bottle of the 1988 was still youthful and full of life."
Ian d’Agata, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars 93 Points: "A blend of 90% cabernet sauvignon, 5% merlot and 5% sangiovese. Good full medium ruby. Multifaceted nose offers currant, flowers, tobacco and licorice, plus a tinge of minerally ink. Blackcurrant and raspberry fruit flavors are complicated by a ferrous, blood-like, mineral quality. The wine’s lush, dense texture is nicely firmed by an edge of acidity on the very long, smooth finish. "
James Suckling, Wine Spectator 93 Points: "Shows very beautiful aromas of currant, raspberry and Indian spices. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long, clean finish. A tiny bit austere, but should come along nicely with time. The bestSammarco since 1997."
Monica Lerner, Wine Enthusiast: 93 Points "This is a well-built and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon (with 5% Sangiovese) with thick layers of cherry, forest bramble, caramel, molasses and smoky tobacco-like tones that are deep and penetrating. It scores high in terms of intensity, complexity and ends with fresh, menthol nuances on the finish."