Tolaini

Al Passo Toscana Merlot Sangiovese

8.9402 ratings
8.926 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese, Merlot
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
Joel Liscio

Sommelier/Wine Director Bin 14

9.3

75 Sangiovese. 25 merlot. Chocolate chocolate chocolate. Very nice.

75 Sangiovese. 25 merlot. Chocolate chocolate chocolate. Very nice.

3 people found it helpfulDec 10th, 2013
Michael Kanbergs

Wine Director Campo Fina

8.9

Occasionally, noticeable oak is delicious. All clay, nutmeg, cherry, loam, and barnyard.

Occasionally, noticeable oak is delicious. All clay, nutmeg, cherry, loam, and barnyard.

3 people found it helpfulJan 29th, 2013
Aaron Means

Always fresh and inviting. Pretty good complexity for the 💰

Always fresh and inviting. Pretty good complexity for the 💰

2 people found it helpfulOct 10th, 2017
Christopher Cordero

A decent blend that definitely pairs well with pastas. Expect some acidity with this red, but enjoy it now.

A decent blend that definitely pairs well with pastas. Expect some acidity with this red, but enjoy it now.

2 people found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2015
Joe Luce

Excellent wine. Very dry and the chocolate really comes through. Really opened up after five minutes and was great.

Excellent wine. Very dry and the chocolate really comes through. Really opened up after five minutes and was great.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 19th, 2015
Craig Brown

Smooth with a little earthy funk on the finish. Well worth the price.

Smooth with a little earthy funk on the finish. Well worth the price.

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2016
Holly Wyatt

Fabulous hospitality from the wine director. Thank you!

Fabulous hospitality from the wine director. Thank you!

1 person found it helpfulSep 20th, 2013
Bryan Calandrelli

Regional Editor New York Cork Report

8.9

Delish and drinkable. Pure and focused. Streamlined.

Delish and drinkable. Pure and focused. Streamlined.

Jan 25th, 2016
Matt Lasater

Ripe plum, cocoa, pyrazine, dusty cherry, hints of leather and oak. Merlot overpowers but a fun wine for the table

Ripe plum, cocoa, pyrazine, dusty cherry, hints of leather and oak. Merlot overpowers but a fun wine for the table

Nov 20th, 2015
Joel Pennington #❤️🐢🍷

Owner/Winemaker Slow Turtle Vineyard

8.6

Good balance but short finish

Good balance but short finish

Sep 1st, 2015