Sangiovese Blend

Paolo Bea

Riserva Pipparello Montefalco Rosso Sangiovese Blend 2007

Full disclosure, I’m a sucker for Bea and my infatuation may blur my objectivity as a result. However, it would be disingenuous of me if I were not to gush over this bottle. A tree full of ripe cherries, pie spice, asphalt, charcoal, smoke, mushrooms, damp forest floor, teriyaki...it was a feast for the senses. After 11 years of age it’s still fiercely tannic but it’s not enough to both considering the character. The finish lasts for minutes. I realize that making wine like this is scary and the results aren’t for everyone but my God, I am thankful that the Bea’s have the guts to do it. Bottle No. 08054 — 9 days ago

Hermes, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Isole e Olena

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2014

Traditional Chianti with classic profile and construction you’d expect from a quality winemaker. It has fresh gravel and soil aromas mixed into green herbs, strawberry, cedar, graphite, and minerals. High acid but all very well balanced. Flavors of tart wild cranberries and green strawberry. — 13 days ago

MaJ, Neil and 13 others liked this

Coltibuono

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2014

Ken Z
9.0

Drank 10/13/18.

Drank with my beautiful wife at our anniversary dinner. Paired nicely with italian food (her favorite). No formal notes taken

Bright red cherry on the nose and palate mix with earth some leather. Medium, well integrated tannins. Medium finish. A great pairing with a wide variety of italian foods.

90 pts.
— 3 days ago

Agricola Querciabella

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Generously fruited wine with red cherry and strawberry to the fire, before showing subtleties of dark fruits, rose petal, dried orange peel, fennel seed and almond paste. Suggestions of leather and black tea in the mix also. Rounded mouthfeel, with a touchback of creaminess showing through with pixelated like tannins but by no means defining the wine. Good, but would be good to see with a touch more age; more to come here I think. — 8 days ago

Ira, Bob and 2 others liked this

Fattoria di Bacchereto

Terre a Mano Carmignano 2014

What a nice surprise. Sangiovese channeling Morgon. Fresh, bright and clean red cherry fruit with a refreshing lightness and nice length. Yummy, great PV. Needed 30 min decant to sort out early awkward phase. — 9 days ago

Phil, Jonathan and 16 others liked this

Banfi

Belnero Proprietor's Reserve Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2014

Beautiful. A dollop of Cab/Merlot to give it girth and balance. — 13 days ago

Ron, Anthony De and 3 others liked this

Gaja

Ca' Marcanda Magari Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2014

After a week in napa its a palate shock to go italian with some of the same varietals. Good in its own right though with with a luxardo cherry note and rustic finish. — a day ago

Gerardo, Shay and 10 others liked this

Fattoria Viticcio

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2012

Pre tailgate evening, enjoyed this one from a magnum. Really solid, dark cherry, leather, floral notes and smooth, fine grained tannins. Go Cyclones! — 4 days ago

Mark, Mike and 6 others liked this

Fattoria Rodáno

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

I think others have been harsh - this is a lovely Chianti Classico that is aging slowly and gracefully. Medium body, classic earthy Sangiovese character. Glad I’ve got the better part of a case remaining. — 14 days ago

Dick, Ron and 1 other liked this

Castello dei Rampolla

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Layered and developing aromas, dark and red berries with a slight volatile lift, lavender, herbs, spice and iron.
Flavour is hitting you in waves, with a synchronized dance between the tannins and acidity, a vibrant backbone and dense presence on the palate, jogging over the finish line with confidence and good attitude.
— 2 days ago