Ron Yates

Texas High Plains Sangiovese Rosé 2017

Shay A

My last of 3 rosés from Ron Yates winery (Cinsault, Grenache, Sangiovese). Another really nice TX rosé that I think is probably one of my favorites I’ve had from TX.

This and the Cinsault are tied in score for me, both being quite enjoyable. The Cinsault was a bit more “soft” and fleshy fruit skin driven. This Sangiovese is more full fruit on nose and palate. Lots of strawberry...strawberry cream, strawberry pie (I pick up even a note of crust/yeast) and peach skin. Really nice acidity (probably a tad less than the Grenache). Sweet nectar and agave. Stone fruit. Had the most “going on” than the others. Another nice one,
@Ron Yates .
— 6 days ago

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

A shorty for a shorty. Upon open the nose was eucalyptus and plum. Within 15 minute scents of peonies started coming out. Orange peel, tar, black fruits. Super complex, yet soft and enticing. Lush finish. — 2 days ago

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@Kimberly Anderson Nice review Cheers 🍷

Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

I wish more RdM would be so fresh, refined and detailed as this version from @Riccardo Campinoti High altitude vineyards and a hands off approach in the cellar are key factors in creating this quaffable and juicy wine. — 7 days ago

Daniel P., "Odedi" and 9 others liked this

Tenuta Le Velette

Calanco Umbria Sangiovese 2012

Sangiovese blend served from Coravin. Nice nose of black cherry and a hint of clove and sweet tobacco. On the palate is a darker wine, but very fruit forward. Red licorice, overripe raspberry and black cherry. Nice acidity up front. This wine did get a little more dense in the middle, and the finish had a little bit of grit, darker licorice, black cherry and milder black pepper spice. Brought home by my brother-in-law after his visit to this winery in Italy, and now the heat is on to find more as this is my last one! — 5 days ago

Ryan, Shay and 6 others liked this


Podere Il Carnasciale 'Ottantadue' Toscana Sangiovese 2016

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Where most Sangiovese remains either magical and rare to find/ afford or just simple, green and utterly boring, this version represents something else. Silky tannins, caressing red fruits and just wonderful to drink young. A great, inviting and personal version, which more producers should aim for. — 8 days ago

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Steven Heydemann

Steven Heydemann

Why characterize Sangiovese like that. Quite an exaggeration, I’d say.

Fattoria dei Barbi (Colombini)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

Scott Barber

Classic styled Brunello. Tart dried cherry, with leather and licorice. Pale translucent red with massive tannin and acidity. Thought it was Barolo. 🤷‍♂️ #blindtasting #brunello #Barbi — a day ago

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Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Ron R

This wine has finally turned the corner. I let it spread its wings for an hour. Nose displays sandalwood, nutmeg and cherry pie. Palate is laser-focused and precise. Presents as a contemporary Sangiovese, which is fruit-forward, but eight years in, it’s still displays bold tannins. Red fruits, leather and earth, which finish with intensity. Needs more time, and when it softens, it will continue to improve. — 14 days ago

Jo, Ira and 44 others liked this


Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2001

Reddish purple. Dark and opaque. Black cherry fruit, menthol, hickory, and a little anise in the nose. Day one this a bit harsh in the mouth with nice fruit and a dry finish. Day 2 its more open but the finish is more subdued. Nice but needs food or creamy cheese with it. — 3 days ago

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Tenute Loacker

Corte Pavone Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2006

Dark ruby in color with a wide brick rim.

Beautiful nose of sweet plums, cooked blueberries, oak, vanilla, licorice, leather, spices, smoke, tobacco leaf, graphite, vinaigrette, herbs, beef jerky and peppercorn.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, peppermint, light coffee, light vegetables, cinnamon, vinaigrette and black pepper.

Long finish with round, fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Brunello. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing great complexity and a great mouthfeel with a very spicy mid palate.

I really loved the nose on this Brunello, I kept smelling on it for a long time.

Needed an hour to open up, and was better every 20 minutes after that. After 3 hours, huge tannins come in with dark coffee and bitter notes.

This 12 year old big boy has at least 5 years in it, and this is a great vintage too.

I paired it with Italian antipasto.

15% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

— 15 days ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Badia a Passignano Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2011

Took some time to open - velvety and more fruit forward than expected. Much prefer the 2009. Still a great reminder of a lesser known Antinori gem. Gotta love BYOB at Hillstone. — 2 days ago

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