Castellare di Castellina

I Sodi di San Niccolò Toscana Sangiovese Blend

9.3230 ratings
9.452 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Jeff D.

An absolute opulent wine! Aromas of cigar box, black olives, and forest floor and flavors of blackberry pie. The wine seamlessly wraps around the tongue without sucking it dry with a finish that lingers for days...decanted for an hour+ and drank it down. It was only going to get better the longer it breathed, but it didn't last long.

An absolute opulent wine! Aromas of cigar box, black olives, and forest floor and flavors of blackberry pie. The wine seamlessly wraps around the tongue without sucking it dry with a finish that lingers for days...decanted for an hour+ and drank it down. It was only going to get better the longer it breathed, but it didn't last long.

1 person found it helpfulMar 16th, 2017
EeLoong Toh

"This is what aged Sangio about," so said Dr Ho-n-ma-san. Incredible complexity after an hour of airing.

"This is what aged Sangio about," so said Dr Ho-n-ma-san. Incredible complexity after an hour of airing.

1 person found it helpfulApr 11th, 2015
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.5

Volatile, very developed/evolved for its age, earth. Wondered about the cork.

Volatile, very developed/evolved for its age, earth. Wondered about the cork.

Apr 13th, 2017
Michael "Bucky" Buckelew

Sommelier Ristorante del Lago at The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs

9.4

Wow - what an exception to the "I only like old school Sangiovese" rule

Wow - what an exception to the "I only like old school Sangiovese" rule

May 13th, 2016
Matt Lasater

I wish I had more time to sit with this wine. Reminded of me of Burgundy by walking the line of lightness and freshness but still maintaining this assertive impact at the same time.

I wish I had more time to sit with this wine. Reminded of me of Burgundy by walking the line of lightness and freshness but still maintaining this assertive impact at the same time.

Mar 19th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Superb and well balanced front to back.

Superb and well balanced front to back.

Sep 25th, 2015
Josh Mazanowski

Solid

Sep 22nd, 2015
Bob Barry

General Manager Winebow

9.5

Off the charts Sangioveto. Spicy, leathery, deep and rich. Our friends made us Lasagna and this is the perfect complement.

Off the charts Sangioveto. Spicy, leathery, deep and rich. Our friends made us Lasagna and this is the perfect complement.

Sep 7th, 2015
Francesco Petroli

2011 - Espressivo, pepato, con more in caramella, note polverose e tanto sale, per un sorso di grande equilibrio e per nulla scontato nella sua evoluzione a centro bocca estremamente saporita

2011 - Espressivo, pepato, con more in caramella, note polverose e tanto sale, per un sorso di grande equilibrio e per nulla scontato nella sua evoluzione a centro bocca estremamente saporita

May 30th, 2015
Jeff D.

Good but like the '08 better

Good but like the '08 better

May 15th, 2015