T+L wine and spirits editor Bruce Schoenfeld shares his address book.

By Bruce Schoenfeld
May 12, 2009
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Tua Rita

This hillside estate in Suvereto produces an inky Merlot calledRedigaffi that has a cult-like following. 81 Località Notri, Suvereto; 39-0565/829-237; tuarita.it.

Tenuta Dell’ Ornellaia

The Cabernet-dominated Ornellaia has the big name,but the lush, all-Merlot Masseto is the collector’s prize. 191 Via Bolgherese, Bolgheri; 39-0565/71811; ornellaia.com.

Valdicava

These new-style Brunellos balance their heft with caressingfruit. Montalcino; 39-0577/848-261; valdicava.it.

Tenuta San Guido

This pioneering Bolgheri estate makes Tuscany’s mostfamous wine, the Cabernet-based Sassicaia. Aged a decade, it can rival anytop Bordeaux. 27 Località Le Capanne, Bolgheri; 39-0565/762-003; sassicaia.com.