Prato, Tuscany

Vittorio Contini Bonacossi

Villa Di Capezzana Carmignano Sangiovese Blend 2012

A blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cab Sauv, Dark Ruby with aromas of black fruit, cacao and herbs. On the palate blackberry, cherry and ripe plum flavors with tobacco and oak notes. Fine soft tannins with a medium finish, ending with a savory and earthy oak character. Drink now, at its peak. — a month ago

Anthony, Tom and 1 other liked this

Barone Ricasoli

Casalferro Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2015

The nose is full throttle from the get-go—a surprise reminding me of my recent trip to Magic Mountains, as West Coast Racers is a roller coaster with no slow-burn climb uphill. Oh no—you zoom out the gates and go through a series of twisty-windy loops and it’s a shock to your system but then you’re like “let’s do it again!”
And so with this. That explosive nose is savory and earthy like a blackberry compote kissed by a forest spirit. On the palate the tannins are the epitome of velvety and well-integrated. I get all the aromas of the nose here, plus some more red fruit. And vanilla. And then again with almost an…iodine herb thing I always associate with Italian wines, no matter the grape. And then a hint of…Montenegro? Is this the wine for both roller coaster and amaro aficionados? Stand-up Merlot. Do it.
— 15 days ago

Trixie, Serge and 17 others liked this

Castellare di Castellina

I Sodi di San Niccolò Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2006

Terrific. Meaty, complex. Deep. Went great with pasta puttanesca. — 7 days ago

Jan, Daniel and 8 others liked this
Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

Good news, I have the 2016 for which I have to resist not to open one😁

Tenuta di Arceno

Il Fauno di Arcanum Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2012

Great drinking window about 10 years old. The usual and then the maturity kisses it with char and olives. Perfect with home Italian night of sautéed pasta (non tomato based… all the other good stuff… because sometimes the tomato steals too much show, even from the wine). — 4 days ago

Romain, Trixie and 11 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Sweet kitty!🐈

Stella di Campalto Podere San Giuseppe

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2008

This was my first bottle i tasted from Stella and i remember comparing it to an Echezeaux, but it has gone nwxt level up in body and complexity
I know it's a Rosso, but it feels like a huge Brunello with extra power.
Rasperry, leather, balsamic and licorice which are what you look for in a Brunello..plus wild strawberries, white plums, blood orange and nectarines...black truffle, cola, bay leaves, cardamom and soy sauce..and more trust me...in the mouth it's a refined sangiovese grosso vibrant, in tension and super enjoyable.
Had a little bruise on the label and didn't make it to the auction...
Sublime..made me so happy
At peak and perhaps also for many more years too
— 11 days ago

Severn, Peter and 10 others liked this

Argiano

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2006

PnP’d. Dark red color with orangish rims. Rust, blood, and heat on the nose. Not a lot of fruit, more earthy, smoky, and tannic on the palate. Medium minus finish. For not liking Italian wines, this wasn’t bad. Drink sooner rather than later. — 6 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Tom, David and 3 others liked this

La Spinetta

Casanova della Spinetta Toscana Vermentino 2020

We’ve tried and loved La Spinetta wines before and so we had to open this Vermentino on National White Wine Day! @la_spinetta

It is a pale lemon hue. It offers a bouquet of vibrant, youthful aromas including honeydew, white peach, mandarin orange, grapefruit peel, passion fruit, honeysuckle, jasmine, almond, mineral, and sea breeze notes.

On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, and present albeit less intense notes on the palate that are otherwise consistent with the nose. The finish is medium.

This wine is clean, offers intensity on the nose, elegance on the palate, with equal parts flavor, acidity, and alcohol to form a well-balanced wine that is positively delightful.

La Spinetta, Toscana Vermentino IGT, Italy, Vintage 2020, ABV 13%.

Cheers to the wonderful world of white wines!
— 19 hours ago

Deked1
with Deked1
Deked1, Dawn and 12 others liked this

La Spinetta

Il Rosé di Casanova Prugnolo Gentile - Sangiovese Rosé Blend 2020

Another selection from the Zachy’s summer sale lol. Literal roses 🌹, honeydew melon, limes, crushable 🦏 — 2 days ago

Severn, Romain and 1 other liked this

Giovanni Chiappini

Guado de' Gemoli Bolgheri Superiore Super Tuscan Blend 2009

Attractive mocha, smoke, plum, graphite and tar notes meld together gracefully.. the essence of Maremma warmth and resonance in its open, supple personality. Layers of dark red and black fruit build to an effortless, textured finish. - Vinous — 5 days ago

Andrew, Jamie and 25 others liked this