Drank 11/30/19. Average pairing with Rigatoni bolognese.
An interesting blend of equal parts merlot, sangiovese, syrah, and petit verdot. Nose of red and black cherry, some tomato leaf, and sweet baking spices. Flavors of cherry liqueur, cranberry sauce, and a hint of earth. Finishes with red fruit and tar, with medium tannins and finish.
3/22/7/4/3 +50=89 pts. — 12 days ago
Surprisingly excellent. This sangiovese appellation has different qualities compared to it's more famous northern counterparts, but can truly stand on it's own. — 19 days ago
A production that was under the name riserva but which received the designation gran selezion in 2009.
Color still purple almost no signs of aging. The nose is super open on blackcurrant, leather, balsamic vinegar. On the palate the acidity is moderately strong, the tannins still present and alcohol is average. Very nice balance. Blackcurrant notes on the palate, cherries, leather and lots of herbs (oregano, sage etc). Tannins a little drying. The final is medium but very pleasant.
In all I was afraid that the bottle is too old for a 2005 vintage in Chianti but far from it. The wine still has a lot of fruit and some secondary but not tertiary notes. Sangiovese is so beautiful a grape for the long hau if it's done well! — 4 days ago
Blind tasted, couldn’t say if it was Chateauneuf or a mellow Montalcino or something else complex and satisfying — turns out it’s the latter — 3 days ago
Cherries, red plums, cloves, tart and velvety on the palate, structured and earthy. Can feel this one on my teeth. — 2 days ago
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 — 11 days ago