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
An interesting wine. Bouquet was forward with cedar and strawberry. Legs were slow to come down. A 2014 vintage but already a mature wine. The flavor was ‘strawberry pie’ (a gentle sweet but not acidic). The taste on the palate is long and stable; still tasting the taste minutes after the last sip. One reviewer mentioned ‘weird’ and I would agree but it may me pause and carefully consider the taste and aroma together. We’re sipping at this time, but this would do well with almost any tomato based pasta/Italian meat dish. Likely too strong for cream based dishes or fish dishes. This was very interesting and would definitely have again. — 4 days ago
So much promise on this young Chianti Classico. Earthy deep cherry on the nose. Prominent but very fine tannins and loads of dark cherry notes. Very tight and even unyelding after pop. Needs well over 1h to open. This will be a great wine in 3-5years — 4 days ago
This is a supremely enjoyable Chianti. Fabulous nose: raspberry (!) and macerated cherry, a funky yeasty (sponti?) note, dry gravel and crushed rock, baking spices. Chiseled in the mouth, with loads of minerality, great acids, and a long, drying finish where cherry and crushed stone both try to outlast each other. Some decent fine-grained tannin to create structure. Great now, and will get better over the next 2-3 years. Classic. — 13 days ago
Beautiful purple - brown color. Sweet figgy and earthy nose. Soft, sweet and earthy palate - a little dried orange peel note with spices popping in the pairing with lasagne. Delicious and balanced. 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo. Frankly, amazing for a 52 year old Chianti Riserva. — 17 days ago
Fabulous Rosso, had it with a filetto di Manzo. On the lighter side, drinkable from the first sip, very balanced, civilized — 4 days ago
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 . — 7 days ago
Nice pairing with sausage lasagne.
Medium nose of black and red cherry, with some tar. Flavors of black cherry, earth, tar, and some tobacco leaf. Medium plus tannins add support without being distracting. Medium finish. A darker style of Chianti Classico.
3/22/8/4/3 + 50= 90 pts. — 9 days ago