Tuscany, Italy

Caiarossa

Super Tuscan Blend 2010

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Nice nose of red currants, cherries, blueberries, vanilla, licorice, oak, cloves, spices, dark chocolates, wet leaves, earth, leather, light vinaigrette and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with dark cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco leaf, spices, wood, vanilla, vegetables, vinaigrette, bitter herbs, forest floor, river rocks, leather, pencil lead, peppercorn and earth.

Long tangy finish with grippy tannins and tart cherries.

This is a nice surprise. This 9 year old Tuscan is still young and austere. Needs 5 years to mature properly.

Needs 2 hours to open up properly and show the big tannins.

Still unbalanced, but already enjoyable and better with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

Wine Enthusiasts 92 points.

A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Alicante.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$70.
— 14 days ago

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Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie

Passo del Lume Spento Toscana Rosso Sangiovese 2015

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
9.3

The first and last vintage produced, as these Gobelet trained vines will from 2016 and onwards be part of Ragnaie’s Brunello di Montalcino bottling. Stunning purity, very elegant, verging on racy with defined tannins and stretching flavours. 2400 bottles produced. — 9 days ago

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Gaja

Ca'Marcanda Promis Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2016

Medium purple color. Succulently fruity with moderate acidity and aromas of cherries, mint, and hibiscus on the nose; sandalwood, cedar, ripe blackberry, and dried prune on the palate. — 11 days ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2014

1+hr decant. Definitely drinking young. Dark purple color. Nice mix of Bordeaux and Napa. Seems higher in OH than 13.5%. Nice deep cherry fruit with hints of smoke. Strangely I think it got worse with air. This was better than expected. — 5 days ago

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Marchesi Mazzei

Siepi Castello di Fonterutoli Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2011

Greg Ballington
9.4

One of the extra bottles from the Jack Winery and ARNYCA Cellars tasting last night with Steve Distler.

Deep purplish red with ruby edges. Well balanced nose with layers of earth, red currants, tobacco, damp earth and a touch floral. Medium dry tannins (6/10) with a medium plus body. Quite a bit of acidity with bramble, black currants, cherries and earthiness. Long finish. Drink till 2024.
— 12 days ago

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Tua Rita

Giusto di Notri Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

Dense and oily dark fruit. Chewy red flavors- graphite, dried herbs, leather notes, noticeable oak but well integrated. Quite ripe at points but not burnt out. A real earthy complexity and power. Not elegant, but fun. — 10 days ago

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Tenuta di Trinoro

Rosso Toscana Red Blend

Smoke, clay, roses, earth, red roasted paprika (bell pepper?), licorice. Fantastic balance. Balsamico. The smell of warm rooftop tiles. This is gorgeous. Thank you Jeroen.. — 12 days ago

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San Lorenzo

Toscana Rosato Sangiovese

100% Sangiovese.

Nose has freshly sliced clementine, crushed black raspberry and wet minerals.
Palate is fresh and lively, citrus, red fruits with light green herbal notes and powdered sugar on the medium finish.

The color is just amazing, translucent ruby on steroids! We can't wait for warmer weather to enjoy this while relaxing outside!
— 10 days ago

P, Alex and 16 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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@Bill Bender Not with the 2" of new snow last night... Although we are getting ready to start seeds in the spare bedroom.
@Lyle Fass Thanks, this rosé is living up to your high standards!
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Still a great pic @Severn Goodwin ☃️
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This rose will be allocated next vintage!

Isole e Olena

Cepparello Toscana Sangiovese 2015

This is probably my favourite Sangiovese for the money so thought I’d take one for the community & try the new 2015 @ £65 so you know if you should buy 😉 The 07 is stunning now & this 15 is drinking well but should be just as fab but is lighter at present 😉 We drank 3 bottles over the weekend 😊 Oakier than others I’ve had but not dominating 😉

🐮 The 3rd bottle paired perfectly w/ Mrs Es slow cooked Beef Stew & Dumplings in gloopy gravy 😍 on a cold rainy ☔️ day

📍 Isole e Olena Cepparello 2015

🏵 92-93 today w/ potential for 95-96 I’d say

🍇 Sangiovese

🍷 Clear rich ruby

👃 Smokey oak infused cherry w/ tones on spiced black fruits, minerals, cranberry, cedar chards & light herbs

👄 Med body of smooth red cherry & black berry in touch dry minerals w/ a slight mocha & cranberry tones coming through

🎯 Med+ big red cherry boom w/ a slight sweet black berry undertone oozing through mineral, red berry & mocha w/ a dry oaky linger
— 16 days ago

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Tenuta Sette Ponti

Oreno Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2012

I opened a ‘12 about three years ago and it was completely shut down. Additional time in the bottle has served this well. A completely different wine. Significant power and depth combined with finesse and style. A 50% Merlot/40% Cab/10% PV Super Tuscan, it is absolutely exquisite. Rich crimson fruit and dark chocolate accelerate through the mid palate and linger with a lengthy gripping finish. — 16 days ago

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@Michael Meyer Exactly. Bill throws up big numbers.... until you realize he’s measuring in millimeters.
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At least his camera is the right length. 🤣😳
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