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TorCalvano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sangiovese

8.7134 ratings
8.615 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
Top Notes For
Tim Guest

A disappointing Nobile with no sense of place. I got the sense they were trying to make a Bordeaux style table wine rather than embracing the soul of Montepulciano (was there Merlot?) Yes it's young but there were no earth tones to speak of that are typical of Nobili even at this age. This was fruit forward with black raspberries and some currants. A bit of violets on the nose. It was only $19 but I've had $5 table wines from cartons in Italian supermarkets that were far more enjoyable.

A disappointing Nobile with no sense of place. I got the sense they were trying to make a Bordeaux style table wine rather than embracing the soul of Montepulciano (was there Merlot?) Yes it's young but there were no earth tones to speak of that are typical of Nobili even at this age. This was fruit forward with black raspberries and some currants. A bit of violets on the nose. It was only $19 but I've had $5 table wines from cartons in Italian supermarkets that were far more enjoyable.

2 people found it helpfulMar 11th, 2014
Matt Sterr

Earth and medium-bodied.

Earth and medium-bodied.

Apr 11th, 2016
Amy Huson

Still a bit young but very interesting. Lots of herbal notes, bark, vegetal, good!

Still a bit young but very interesting. Lots of herbal notes, bark, vegetal, good!

Feb 6th, 2016
Sara Thomas

Tannic, just ok. Promise of fruit on nose but not too interesting

Tannic, just ok. Promise of fruit on nose but not too interesting

Feb 19th, 2014
Cristóbal Arellano Borges

Better with food.

Better with food.

Feb 2nd, 2014
Taylor Rex Robertson

Fruit out front early, thin, and good nose

Fruit out front early, thin, and good nose

Oct 17th, 2013
Paul Masson

A brash rendition, with forceful rustic fruit and powerful tannin structure. Like unrefined Brunello.

A brash rendition, with forceful rustic fruit and powerful tannin structure. Like unrefined Brunello.

Aug 20th, 2013
Marisa

Drank at Siamo Napoli in San Diego. Loved it

Drank at Siamo Napoli in San Diego. Loved it

Jan 8th, 2021
Sean A
7.5

earthy

earthy

May 31st, 2019
Ann Altman

Wine Manager Young's

2012

2012

Mar 24th, 2015