Isole e Olena

Cepparello Toscana Sangiovese

9.2529 ratings
9.3115 pro ratings
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
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

Wednesday Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind as usual.

I had this about 6months ago and notes were similar. Main difference here is this initially smelled like it had American oak influence. Tar, Rose petal, and underripe black cherry. Because of my initial thoughts, I called this Rioja. Nice.

Wednesday Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind as usual.

I had this about 6months ago and notes were similar. Main difference here is this initially smelled like it had American oak influence. Tar, Rose petal, and underripe black cherry. Because of my initial thoughts, I called this Rioja. Nice.

Jul 17th, 2019
Rob B
9.1

Dry at first but opened up quite nicely rather quickly

Dry at first but opened up quite nicely rather quickly

Jul 9th, 2019
Shay A
9.3

Another Wednesday Wine Committee for the books, this one in honor of a former WWC member, with the wines donates from his cellar by his family. A wonderful tribute. Wines tasted blind as usual.

My guess here was between Sangiovese or Super Tuscan, so I was fairly close. Older red fruits alongside underripe blackberry. Rose petal, pipe tobacco and tar. Really nice.

Another Wednesday Wine Committee for the books, this one in honor of a former WWC member, with the wines donates from his cellar by his family. A wonderful tribute. Wines tasted blind as usual.

My guess here was between Sangiovese or Super Tuscan, so I was fairly close. Older red fruits alongside underripe blackberry. Rose petal, pipe tobacco and tar. Really nice.

Jan 30th, 2019
Chip Hughes

Cassis, fresh coconut, roasted coconut, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs. Presents on the nose as both mannerly and as a tightly-packed bomb of violets. Explodes on the palate in a panoply of fine, fresh and lifted flavors that echo the violet and cassis elements introduced in the aromas. The finish lasts more than a minute and is already suggestive of old Margaux and the greatest of Tuscan Sangiovese. #sangiovese #isoleeolena #toscana

Cassis, fresh coconut, roasted coconut, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs. Presents on the nose as both mannerly and as a tightly-packed bomb of violets. Explodes on the palate in a panoply of fine, fresh and lifted flavors that echo the violet and cassis elements introduced in the aromas. The finish lasts more than a minute and is already suggestive of old Margaux and the greatest of Tuscan Sangiovese. #sangiovese #isoleeolena #toscana

Nov 5th, 2018
Ceccherini Cristiano

Just fine , nothing more
Again a disappointing result from the most celebrated 1997 vintage in Tuscany

Just fine , nothing more
Again a disappointing result from the most celebrated 1997 vintage in Tuscany

Jun 27th, 2018
Amy Huson

Plum, burnt sugar, metal, nuts. Bold and interesting. Tangy, tannic, long finish. Probably even more years left on this one.

Plum, burnt sugar, metal, nuts. Bold and interesting. Tangy, tannic, long finish. Probably even more years left on this one.

May 28th, 2018
Beau Carson

Once it opened up some, it was beautiful, but it had a coconut suntan lotion to start. That blew off to show tart cherry, rose petals, and gorgeous structure.

Once it opened up some, it was beautiful, but it had a coconut suntan lotion to start. That blew off to show tart cherry, rose petals, and gorgeous structure.

Apr 16th, 2018
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.8

First beverage in a month. This was nervy and tannic and lacked some of the finesse and softer fruit had before. Good with pizza.

First beverage in a month. This was nervy and tannic and lacked some of the finesse and softer fruit had before. Good with pizza.

Nov 7th, 2017
Steve Pollack

Too big and ripe for me.

Too big and ripe for me.

2 people found it helpfulJan 8th, 2015
Jeremiah Allen

The 2015 hype for Toscana is real! Cep 15 is dense in flavor, but fresh in the mouth.

The 2015 hype for Toscana is real! Cep 15 is dense in flavor, but fresh in the mouth.

1 person found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2019