Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Friday night and starting the weekend off with the 2013 Armilla Brunello di Montalcino. Still a very young wine with a lot of years ahead of it. A small batch wine of 700 cases from Siena, Tuscany.

The was a little shy in revealing itself but after some time in the glass it finally came through with cherry, strawberry, raspberry, licorice, spice, clay pot, dried roses, light oak and dry earth.

On the palate there is tart cherry, tart strawberry, red plum, red currant, mint, pepper, and earth.

This wine is medium to full bodied with medium + mouth coating sandy tannins and high acidity that takes you into a long tart fruit finish. Looks like a very nice weekend ahead, let's be safe and have a great time. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 12 hours ago

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Tenuta di Sesta

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2009

Brought from a guest to the house to accompany a dinner last week. My first time trying this producer. It was actually a pretty interesting wine. Definitely made in a more traditional style. Bright cherries and dried herbs. Definitely some Brett but only enough to make it charming. A rustic BdM. — 9 days ago

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Castello di Gabbiano

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

Ken Z

Forgot to log this one. Surprisingly good, at an affordable price ($15 ish). Well balanced, with enough grip to handle some meat, and enough fruit/acidity to pair with tomato sauce. Very well done. No formal notes taken.
90 pt range.
— 13 days ago

Ken, Ron and 4 others liked this

Seghesio Family Vineyards

Chianti Station Sangiovese 2012

Intense nose of cherry, fig, leather, and pipe tobacco. Hefty tannins, mouthfilling deep flavors of cherry plum. A little oak that is complimentary, which is to say very lightly done. This is terrific. So different than Tuscan Sangiovese in its power. More like a Zin. I love this. For some reason, Delectable has this showing up from Tuscany. It is from the Alexander Valley in California — 6 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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He said “oak.”

Fattoria del Pino

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

Ridiculous. Intense nose of the richest macerated cherry, warm gravel, and bit of baking spice/incense. Intensely flavored and full, but with nice acid balance and still quite a bit of soft tannin. Great concentration and a lengthy finish that you don’t want to end. Exceptional. — 7 days ago

MaJ, Severn and 15 others liked this

Castellare di Castellina

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

A good CC that hits the spot with or without food. Fair QPR. Silly little stubby cork; certainly not meant to age. Drink now and enjoy! — 9 days ago

Richard, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this


Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2016

Thanksgiving & Weekend Wines...
PNP, good pairing w/ spaghetti entree.
— 4 days ago

Eric, Ryan and 11 others liked this

Fattoria Selvapiana

Vigneto Bucerchiale Riserva Chianti Rùfina Sangiovese 2015

Sublime Sangiovese. Quite a rich vintage, but not over-egged in the least. Dark fruit, tannic undergirding, lovely structure. Attenuated nose that will likely blossom after you sock it away for a few, if you can resist pulling the cork now. — 12 hours ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
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Isole e Olena

Cepparello Toscana Sangiovese 2015

Mike R

This Sangiovese was complex yet explosive and compact - did not like it at first as needed air but got better and opened up as it still a baby - rest them for five years and drink over the next 40 years - not a fruit bomb like I thought but a dancer of tastes and smells - WE gave it 96 and I can see why — 6 days ago

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@Mike R Mike nice post Cheers 🍷

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i see we were both having cepparello last night 20 years apart 😉

Villa Poggio Salvi

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Paired perfectly with Thanksgiving part Deux and trying to figure out my son’s new Oculus🤷‍♂️. — 6 days ago

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Sharon B

Sharon B

Haha don’t know what an Oculus is but it’s a cool picture!