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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sangiovese

9.0156 ratings
8.916 pro ratings
Montepulciano, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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Jonathan Cristaldi

Writer First We Feast, LA Magazine, SOMM Journal

9.6

This is a terrific noble wine showing sweet red cherries, integrated oak and vanilla spice, tobacco and black licorice.

This is a terrific noble wine showing sweet red cherries, integrated oak and vanilla spice, tobacco and black licorice.

6 people found it helpfulJul 23rd, 2014
Frank R

Agree with all the comments....drinks above it's price-point, fruit forward with a solid backbone of oak. Inline tannins. My only complaint would be that I personally prefer a truer old world style for Vino Nobile. Particularly from such a rooted producer.

Agree with all the comments....drinks above it's price-point, fruit forward with a solid backbone of oak. Inline tannins. My only complaint would be that I personally prefer a truer old world style for Vino Nobile. Particularly from such a rooted producer.

2 people found it helpfulMar 2nd, 2015
Neil Shah

Punching above its weight class. A $25 wine that drinks like a $40 :) tannin, cherry, it should come with every pizza.

Punching above its weight class. A $25 wine that drinks like a $40 :) tannin, cherry, it should come with every pizza.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2015
Matt Lasater

375 ml. Always a great value, dusty cherry fruit, violet and herbal spice, leather and earth. Out performs the price as usual, but found the ABV a touch high and taxing on the palate. Have had varied experiences w/ the 2011's in Tuscany but the spike in perceivable alcohol seems common. Pickiness aside, great bottle from a great producer of undervalued wine; sign me up any day.

375 ml. Always a great value, dusty cherry fruit, violet and herbal spice, leather and earth. Out performs the price as usual, but found the ABV a touch high and taxing on the palate. Have had varied experiences w/ the 2011's in Tuscany but the spike in perceivable alcohol seems common. Pickiness aside, great bottle from a great producer of undervalued wine; sign me up any day.

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2017
Jeremy Potvin

Just drink this.

Just drink this.

1 person found it helpfulMay 10th, 2015
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.0

Clear garnet color with aromas of black cherries and tea, plus a curious tropical note—guava (if you can believe it). Somewhat woodsy but also very soft and hazy on the palate; I want more nerve and grit from a wine made of 100% sangiovese, in its native habitat. 14% abv | $29 (sample)

Clear garnet color with aromas of black cherries and tea, plus a curious tropical note—guava (if you can believe it). Somewhat woodsy but also very soft and hazy on the palate; I want more nerve and grit from a wine made of 100% sangiovese, in its native habitat. 14% abv | $29 (sample)

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.2

One of the best producers in montepulciano.

One of the best producers in montepulciano.

1 person found it helpfulMar 20th, 2014
Sean Calder

Blogger Vinifico! The Original Vancouver Wine Blog

9.1

Black licorice, ripe cherry, a touch of brown sugar, leather and tar. Delicious with homemade pizza.

Black licorice, ripe cherry, a touch of brown sugar, leather and tar. Delicious with homemade pizza.

Mar 14th, 2016
Bob Barry

General Manager Winebow

8.9

Love it. Great with pork chops. Bursting with fruit, balanced, just yummy.

Love it. Great with pork chops. Bursting with fruit, balanced, just yummy.

Oct 3rd, 2015
Lyn Farmer

medium garnet with a hint of orange at the rim. Earthy nose with leather, forest floor and black cherry - very classic sangiovese, medium weight with smooth ripe tannins that turn drynon the finish. Nice black cherry, leather and tar on the close. Not as mythic charm as one might like but the wine still has elegance. Good with neat sauces and hard cheeses

medium garnet with a hint of orange at the rim. Earthy nose with leather, forest floor and black cherry - very classic sangiovese, medium weight with smooth ripe tannins that turn drynon the finish. Nice black cherry, leather and tar on the close. Not as mythic charm as one might like but the wine still has elegance. Good with neat sauces and hard cheeses

Oct 1st, 2015