Valdicava

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.3110 ratings
9.317 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.3

Generous. Black cherry, tobacco and creosote. Lavender.

Generous. Black cherry, tobacco and creosote. Lavender.

Nov 23rd, 2017
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.5

Still massive and loaded with ripe, seductive, sexy fruit, for sure on the darker side yet long, structured and layered.

Still massive and loaded with ripe, seductive, sexy fruit, for sure on the darker side yet long, structured and layered.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2015
Daniel Mencaroni

drunk over two days, not decanted (should have for sediments). The wine gained in weight and structure the second day but I found very little variation otherwise. Dark red with lighter rim. I detect notes of black fruit, black cherry, white pepper, graphite and spices. In the mouth it is full and I think I could also perceive dark chocolate and leather. Tannins are still present but greatly supported by the acidity. The texture is layered and the finish long. I like this wine more now than a couple of years back and look forward to see it evolve more.

drunk over two days, not decanted (should have for sediments). The wine gained in weight and structure the second day but I found very little variation otherwise. Dark red with lighter rim. I detect notes of black fruit, black cherry, white pepper, graphite and spices. In the mouth it is full and I think I could also perceive dark chocolate and leather. Tannins are still present but greatly supported by the acidity. The texture is layered and the finish long. I like this wine more now than a couple of years back and look forward to see it evolve more.

1 person found it helpfulMay 2nd, 2019
George Tita

Decanted and back in bottle. Day three this was wonderfully rich. Great fruit, oak integrated perfectly, rich and full. A nice wine when you want something on the hedonistic side.

Decanted and back in bottle. Day three this was wonderfully rich. Great fruit, oak integrated perfectly, rich and full. A nice wine when you want something on the hedonistic side.

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2016
Vino Kaela

Transparent dark ruby core with brick hue. Bouquet offers complex notes of spice both herbs and baking, Rich dark fruit (blackberry, black cherry) dried violets subtle tobacco spice and a hint of disc'd dirt.

Transparent dark ruby core with brick hue. Bouquet offers complex notes of spice both herbs and baking, Rich dark fruit (blackberry, black cherry) dried violets subtle tobacco spice and a hint of disc'd dirt.

Oct 24th, 2016
Davis Smith

Sommelier Acquerello

9.1

Bright, fresh and tannic.

Bright, fresh and tannic.

Oct 4th, 2013
Joseph Hageman

Crushed velvet. Wet rocks. Sex. #wine #brunello

Crushed velvet. Wet rocks. Sex. #wine #brunello

May 27th, 2013
Patton Penhallegon

Sommelier Pizzeria Mozza Newport Beach

9.8

3L! BTG tonight!

3L! BTG tonight!

Apr 20th, 2013
Laith A

Happy Thanksgiving... this Valdicava Brunello is in a great place right now!!

Happy Thanksgiving... this Valdicava Brunello is in a great place right now!!

Nov 29th, 2019
John Beebe

“One of the best in the world”

“One of the best in the world”

Sep 2nd, 2019