Castello di Volpaia

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

High acidity in the bouquet. Lemon, lime. The smell of roses burned.

I don’t usually enjoy Chianti, but I must admit I haven’t really give it a fair shot either. A few bad impressions have left me gravitating towards the northern Piedmont region.

The acidity and tartness work here. Listening to Cajun folk pop music, reading a book by candlelight, and staying in from the eminent winter storm outside, this wine promises to keep me warm, surprised, and as leafy jovial as a Spring day in Central Park.

This is a juicy treat of a wine — one that makes me astonished how the Earth can sprout something so jammy and full of life from its soil and soul.

#chianti #chianticlassic #chianticrusher
#tuscany #volpaia #italian #italianwines
— a year ago

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Rocca di Frassinello

Maremma Toscana SuperTuscan Blend 2013

Vintage 2013 / very classic. Beautiful wine with a barnyard smell, high acidity. Great effort! #tuscany — 2 years ago

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Pietra Rossa Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sangiovese 2014

We had this wine in Montepulciano amazing small city in Tuscany. A good Sangiovese! #montepulciano #contucci #italianwines #tuscany #sangiovese — 2 years ago

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La Sentinelle Morellino di Scansano Riserva Sangiovese 2005

Vintage 2005 - medium deep colour, tobacco, leather, cacao in smell together with plums and dark fruit. Excellent balance. #morellino #tuscany #sentinelle Partnered with a salad gésiers de canard. — 2 years ago

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Mentore Morellino di Scansano Sangiovese Blend 2011

Vintage 2011 / what a totally different wine #sangiovese can give from one terroir or the other in #tuscany. This #morellinodiscansano is made with 85% sangiovese and 15% cabernet sauvignon and canaiolo. Very different compared with eg chianti. The wine gives beautiful red fruit / cherries when opened, clearly tannins even after 8 y, and a characteristic nice bitterness. It’s not easy, a wine with character. After 4 to 6 hours aeration the wine has softened, shows spicyness. I love this docg/origin especially when it has ripened. — a year ago

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Tenuta Caparzo

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Mocha, violets, baked plum, cherry juice, orange. Bright cherry on the palate, from ripe to tart, with ginger snap and espresso notes that sharpen to dried cherry and cranberries. #Carparzo #brunello #Tuscany #montalchino #italianwine #sangiovese — 2 years ago

Fattoria Selvapiana

Chianti Rùfina Sangiovese Blend 2015

Black cherry and salvia. Soupy, short, and lacking cut. Perfectly fine, were it $9 entry-level Chianti...which it isn’t. Sadly, I’m expecting a lot of 2015s to be like this. #rufina #sangiovese #tuscany — 2 years ago

Chip Hughes

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Just tasted this again on 12/20/18. A completely different wine: plush and deeply satisfying, with much more complexity in the nose (roast game & game juices) and superb texture and length. Makes me think the bottle I had previously was the victim of TCB, the kind of corked that renders bottles “dead” tasting. #rufina #sangiovese #tuscany

Tenuta di Capraia

Toscana Rosato 2013

Big nose of ripe black and dried red cherries, baked strawberry and black currant, heady lavender, dried roses, Belgian chocolate, light dusting of espresso, cinnamon, tobacco, cedar and licorice dust. Medium mouthfeel, plunges through sweet oak spices of nutmeg, vanilla, dried bing cherry, dried lavender, sage, muted mint, black pepper, burnt beef, off-ripe blackberry, black currant, tar, baker’s chocolate, espresso oils, gum Arabic, cranberry and basil. Immense and teetering on decadent. #TenutaDiCapraia #granselezione #chiantickassico #chianti #tuscany #rosso #italianwines — a year ago

Poggio al Sole

Seraselva Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot. Plums, dust, spice box. Fine grained tannins, minimal oak, excellent acidity. Definitely Tuscan. Not greasy, oaky and facile like a lot of $50 retail Cali wines of this type. Top value! #poggioalsole #tuscany #bordeauxblend — 2 years ago

Marchesi Mazzei

Codice V Toscano Vermentino

Vintage 2016 - shy smell, little nose with only hints of flowers. Citrus in taste, minerals, razorsharp wine. Fine with rissotto porcini. 20% vinified in amphora, 30% in tanks with grape skins, 50% in tanks. Good effort. The #vermentino vines come from Corsica. #tuscany — 2 years ago

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