Tuscany Sangiovese Blend

Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Impromptu dinner at Harvard Club's Great Hall. Christmas is done very well with beautiful strings of lights, a huge gingerbread train set and the fifty foot Christmas tree. This Brunello was tasty for the delicious yet simple club food. Midweight, tons of vanilla and blueberries, this wine is fairly straightforward but appealing. I am reminded, however, why I prefer the straight Brunellos to their Riserva cousins: less is more when it comes to time in barrel. — 4 days ago

Cara Zimmerman
with Cara
Cara, Shay and 2 others liked this

Isole e Olena

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2011

Half bottle with the roomies. Killer ripe cherries killer coffee to it, $14. Great wine, felt like rating this based on how good it is not for the deal. Other vintages I've had I've thought "hm maybe a little thin" not this. Vintage is a little heavier in style — 14 days ago

Jeff, Mike and 5 others liked this

Podere Paganico

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2011

Pretty close to their 2010. It opened with a nice funk that is still a tad smelly after 1.5 hours. Licorice with musty leaves. Could be rounder, a bit blunt, choppy finish. But hard to not at least like it.

92 points
— 3 days ago

Phil, Eric and 2 others liked this

Altesino

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

Woa....WAY beyond our expectations! You expect a great Brunello from these guys, I get it, but if you can find a 2001 someplace that's been cellared well, BUY IT! Spectacularly smooth, with Dark fruit of blackberries, a touch of spice and one of those bottles that go in the VERY memorable category. 30 plus second finish, and absolutely caught it at its peak. I just can't express how good, and timely opening this bottle is. Bought at the winery in 2013 and shipped back......only one we had. Maybe the best bottle I've had this year....ya, that kind of memorable. — 7 days ago

Mike RettkeMichael Mathews
with Mike and Michael
Kirk, Carl and 4 others liked this

Castellare di Castellina

I Sodi di San Niccolò Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2006

Sooo went to get the Christmas tree, it was packed and took forever, the kids wanted CPK for dinner told my wife I’m bringing wine! Of course he submarines the cork. All good this wine is a gem. Still very young. Was excellent by the time dinner was done and nerves had died down. Solid cherry fruit, tobacco and some mineral mixed in with a smooth finish. Enjoy and my best guess enjoy for another decade. PS probably deserves a higher score but it wasn’t decanted and well my kids were going crazy — 10 days ago

Adam and Anthony De liked this
Adam Quarello

Adam Quarello

Awesomeness

Marchesi Antinori

Solaia Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

Great, but promises to be even better. Jammy and rich, dry cherry-driven. Class-in-a-glass. Hold for 5-10 years. — a day ago

Michael Aronovici
with Michael
Jason, "Odedi" and 24 others liked this

Fattoria Le Pupille (Elisabetta Geppetti)

Morellino di Scansano 2016

Greg Ballington
8.9

Medium to deep ruby red. Savory and cherries on the nose. A bit of gravel too. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and balanced acidity. Medium to medium plus body. Needs a little time to open up. Cherries and lots of earthiness. Medium plus to long finish. Drink till 2024. — 15 days ago

Shawn, "Odedi" and 9 others liked this

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2010

Holy sh.t! What a delicious wine! Fruits, perfect balance, juicy, elegant.......I can go on! 😁 — 6 hours ago

David, Thijs and 3 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin

Yes, that is good stuff!

Tenuta Caparzo

Vigna La Casa Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 1997

Back to more classic style, perfectly integrated oak with cocoa, espresso, and warm sour cherry. Hints of acidity frame this so nicely, but it’s got that airy-smoky lightness that makes me think old Bordeaux. My WOTN. — an hour ago

Jeff, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Montemercurio

Tedicciolo Sangiovese Blend 2013

Really light and smooth. Great in any season when you want a light red. A blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. So fresh and fruity with a bit of green pepper on the nose. A really good buy for the price point, which justifies the high rating! Can drink alone, or my favourite dish with it is gnocchi and crushed tomatoes — 8 days ago