Tuscany, Italy

Fattoria Petrolo

Torrione Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2004

Nose has dried blackberry, ripe blackberry, dried black currant, old leather, roses, dry potting soil and cut strawberry.

Palate has ripe blackberry, black cherry, cigar, dried cherry, dark chocolate powder with a long finish. Fine tannins still make themselves known, noting the potential of longevity. Exceptional.

Our last bottle on this vintage, it had been a good run, but quite likely this bottle will continue to evolve thru 2024+. 100% Sangiovese.

Pulled the cork, 6h of breathing, then 90m of decant before dinner. Paired to a slowly cooked Bolognese sauce, as expected they worked well. It was a cool and breezy day today, highs in the low 60's (F). The end of May is going out like early May came in, chilly. We got back into the 40's last night, but at least no snow like the first weekend!
— 7 days ago

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Wine and setting sound awesome!

Poggio al Tesoro

Solosole Toscana Vermentino 2017

Impressive rendition of this varietal but not for faint of heart: this is an austere lean angular beast w/razor sharp acidity and plenty of minerality & saline mingled w/herbaceousness. Echoes of kumquat & lime in 2nd day, but this remains a wine for seafood, salad or specific light fare. — 9 days ago

Ron, Bob and 2 others liked this

Villa di Geggiano

Bandinello Toscana IGT Sangiovese Blend 2018

Juicy & fresh. The Syrah addition in this adds weight some darker fruited notes. This is a perfect Monday evening wine. Not much fuss, uncomplicated & delicious. — 5 days ago

Ron, Mike and 34 others liked this

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Fontalloro Toscana Sangiovese 2012

93+pts. I love this producer. Especially the Rancia Chianti. This Super Tuscan may be one of the best values coming out of Italy. The nose exudes Italy. The palate is Tuscan sun burnt raspberries with the earthy ness that’s traditional to Sangiovese. Still a little tight, but so damn good. — 2 days ago

P, Paul and 13 others liked this

San Lorenzo

Toscana Rosato Sangiovese 2017

Warm day, cool wines, just delicious, prior notes apply:

Nose has freshly sliced clementine, crushed blackberry and wet minerals.
Palate is fresh and lively, citrus, red fruits with light green herbal notes and powdered sugar on the medium finish. 100% Sangiovese.
— 3 days ago

Hermes, Chris and 27 others liked this

San Giusto a Rentennano

Percarlo Toscana Sangiovese 2015

Wow...this is sangiovese to another level. Unmistakably Italian but the quality of the fruit here is uncompromising. Needs a few years to open up pretty sure the score will be higher here. — 5 days ago

Josh, Rob and 24 others liked this
David T

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Goooooooooal!
Hanibal

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@David T exactly 🤣

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2015

Fresh red cherry, red berries with an undertone of réglisse. Silky tannin, great depth which requires a good hour to open. Once opened amazing nose that takes you to another place, a place you feel high! Must be the alcohol. Great 2015 vintage for this super Tuscan. Cheers — 11 days ago

Severn, Aravind and 19 others liked this

Carpineto

Dogajolo Toscano Sangiovese Blend 2017

Me encanta este vino, había probado uno del 2016, aproveche y compre este del 2017, no tiene pierde vino fresco, frutado, la madera casi no se percibe, de color guinda profundo, en nariz: frutado, cerezas, café, vainilla, en boca: ligero, fresco, suave, frutado, redondo. De rancho nos invitaron un guiso de carne y arroz a la jardinera, ensalada de tomate, palta y lechuga, ¡delicioso! Calidad precio muy buena, temperatura 15° -16° C ¡Un abrazo! — 10 days ago

Livio, Keith and 6 others liked this

Fattoria Corzano e Paterno

Il Corzanello Toscana Bianco 2018

Pandemic ✅ Police state ✅ Power out ✅ Two babies ✅ But if this wine can get you through that, imagine what it can do when you’re piloting your schooner down the Long Island Sound in happier times. — 3 days ago

Mike, David and 4 others liked this
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amen

Castello dei Rampolla

Sammarco Toscana SuperTuscan Blend 2009

This is a firecracker of a wine! Very soft and open with a enormous length. Love the fat, spicy taste. This is pure silk and now very enjoyable. — 16 hours ago

Martijn, Peter and 6 others liked this