Sangiovese Blend

Castello di Amorosa

Napa Valley Sangiovese 2017

Ruby in color with a wide reddish/ brick rim.

On the nose blueberries, currants, plums, tart cherries, light cedar, vanilla, licorice, light earth, spices, chocolates, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium-plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, plums, vanilla, licorice, cedar, leather, earth, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite, herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice wine from Napa Valley. Tangy, spicy and interesting with a nice mouthfeel.

Still young, but already drinking nicely. Feels like an Italian red with a new world twist.

Easy drinking and needs time to open up a property. I gave it 90 minutes.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a Brie cheese. Will pair nicely with pizza.

A blend of 85% Sangiovese and 15% Merlot. Aged for 18 months in French Oak barrels (35% new).

14.7% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$36.
— 4 days ago

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Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

Very interesting indeed.

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

Translucent ruby. So compact, taut and powerful. Electric. Subtle floral perfume with red fruit, tobacco, leather and black fruit. Lots of stuffing on the palate, but the nose is pretty closed. Wouldn’t touch this for five years. — 8 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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So hard to not drink then tho.
David T

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Had the 10…very good. As well, the 16. However, that won’t be open for awhile, 2025-26.

Amantis

Riserva Montecucco Sangiovese 2007

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This 14 year old is drinking very nicely now. Showing red and black fruits with earth, wood, light vegetables, tobacco, coffee, espresso, wet leaves, vinaigrette and black pepper.

Dry on the palate with medium acidity.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Tangy and interesting. Just delicious.

Very tasty by itself or with food. A nice sipping wine.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.
— 8 days ago

Daniel, Severn and 16 others liked this

Monteraponi

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2019

My go to Chianti tested side by side with the 18. The wines are getting a little pricy for what they are. The 2019 is more tannic and needs time to come together. It is really an excellent wine. Cherry 🍒 galore, bark, black tea, reminds me of a red burgundy. — a day ago

Ira, Jae and 12 others liked this

Banfi

Summus Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2016

Blend: 40% Sangiovese, 35%Cab Sauv & 25% Syrah, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits, cedar and floral notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, currants and cherry with vanilla spice, espresso and leather. Fine tight rich tannins, long finish ending with fruit, tobacco and earthy mineral character. Nice, decant first! — 9 days ago

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Michele Satta

Cavaliere Toscana Sangiovese 2019

Wow what a blend. Perfectly balanced and everything I expect from a red wine to pair with a variety of Italian dishes. Found at Emporio, will seek to buy more. — 2 days ago

Stella di Campalto Podere San Giuseppe

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

From nearly purple and dense in the middle to slightly orange brim surrounding the surface.
Nose as classic as it gets
Dark cherry, leather, truffle, licorice and.. soy sauce..and coffee..and if you keep swirling you get more and it isn't that classic anymore
The palate is full and in great tension
So fresh and vibrant
Almost whips you mouth
Majestic example of sangiovese that you can easily still put aside for a while, but absolutely enjoyable now too
Very long
Decanting would be very beneficial
— 4 days ago

Bob, Severn and 9 others liked this

Vignamaggio

Riserva Gherardino Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

More notes next bottle. Red bricking at the edge. Sour red cherry. Nice aromatics. Good weight. Medium acidity. The super drying grainy tannins, at this time, renders it off balance. But this is an unbelievable value. More notes with more bottles to follow.

92+ points
— 8 days ago

Anthony, David and 2 others liked this

Coltibuono

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2018

Ok, do not analyze finnish, nose, acidity ect. This is an Italian wine and you have it with Italian food and friends, family, wife, girlfriend... Then it is a 100 point wine. Classic indeed. — 4 days ago

Douglas, Rob and 7 others liked this

Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

I had read the stellar reviews of this wine and was excited to try it. It definitely met my expectations. The uniqueness of this wine is in the dark baking spices that jump out of the glass along with singed juniper and red flowers. The fruit and oak are present for site, but the non-fruit aromas really shine on this wine. Along with the dark spice and floral notes, leather, tobacco and dried Tuscan herbs are present. Fruit wise we are talking about black cherry and black plum. This wine has a tannic grip in the mouth, but the tannins are pretty rounded and the acidity is medium plus to high. This was an absolutely delicious wine that well represents the power of the 2016 vintage in Chianti. It was better on night two than night one so I anticipate this wine will age beautifully. Will be stocking up on a few more bottles of this for sure. — 12 hours ago