Sangiovese Blend

Lunae

Auxo Colli di Luni Sangiovese Blend 2017

Pale garnet; medium plus intensity aromas of wild berries, spices, black cherry, red plum, spiced apple rings, dry herbs, sweet baking spices, vine; dry, medium plus acid, medium smooth tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; spicy light and complex, delightful — 7 days ago

Romain, Jayna and 3 others liked this

Ruffino

Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2018

In 1877, Illario and Leopoldo Ruffino laid the foundations of their dream to make Italian wines from the heart of Tuscany. Medium Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruit and earthy spice. On the palate black cherry, blackberry and plum flavors with tobacco, pepper and earthy cedar notes. Full-bodied, well balanced soft drying tannins on a smooth medium+ finish. Grab some Italian food and enjoy the great value wine. Consistent quality. — 10 days ago

Josh, Tom and 3 others liked this

Monte Bernardi

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

Bright ruby. Aromas of cherries, vanilla, roses, leather. Palate is elegant and warm, red cherries accented with blackberries, floral and even medicinal finish, structure to develop another 5+ years — 8 days ago

Severn, Pooneet and 10 others liked this

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Fontalloro Toscana Sangiovese 2017

Hot vintage, warm, aromatic, baked earth, dark cherry, dried herbs, a bit of olive tapenade, yet incredibly fresh, cool, enticing.
Medium bodied on the palate with incredible freshness, juicy acidity, pure fruit. Great depth & character, so drinkable, so fresh.
Year in, year out - even in a difficult hot vintage - this is just brilliant.
One of my all time favourites!
— 7 days ago

Byron, Ted and 7 others liked this

Vignamaggio

Gherardino Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

Last of my case of this. Man has this matured over the short year-ish that I've had it. White pepper, subtle cherry, anise, hazelnut. Medium bodied, medium alcohol, medium minus acidity, soft yet chewy tannins. If not for some sharp angles on the finish, I would blind taste this as a Brunello presentation of Sangiovese. This can improve still more with age. Excellent!

93 points
— 4 days ago

Ron, Josh and 3 others liked this

Piemaggio

Riserva Le Fioraie Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

Absolutely fantastic. Cherry, cedar and sandalwood on the nose. Pepper and fantastic acidity balancing out. Cherry and some cola on the palate. Lots of great tannin, this is definitely great for aging. 13.5% — 5 days ago

Ira, Jamie and 3 others liked this
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Steve, great tasting notes.
Keep it going, you’re doing a great job.

Carpineto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

Lovely easy drinking Chianti. Leather and chocolate. Silky tanins and great mouthfeel. Would go excellently with pasta or even pizza — 3 days ago

Lyle, Ira and 4 others liked this

Montepepe

Toscana Red Blend 2015

ESF
9.3

This was infanticide - absolutely inky & impenetrable color, and shut down nose. I caught a glimpse of the power & depth after several hours, but I opted to hold the bottle for a couple of days… glad I did: drenched in rich black cherry, blackberry, black plum, and secondary notes galore: smoke & white pepper, lilacs & violets, turned soil, cherry cough drop, and so much more. Wave after wave, first it was Brunello then it was some intense Aussie Shiraz. Palate is huge, but finely grained tannins. Lacking acidity is really the only facet holding this back. Paired w/leftover roasted lamb w/balsamic reduction over rice. Impressive @Lyle Fass but I won’t touch this again for at least 5 yrs — 14 days ago

Severn, vinokeeno and 12 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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I love this estate. So legit. Incredible stuff.

Rocca delle Macìe

Famiglia Zingarelli Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

Popped and poured; no formal notes. Crunchy, funky red fruits, bergamot, dried herbs, dusty earth and a kiss of spices. Dry. Long, savory finish. Perfect with pasta all’arrabbiata. Massive value. — 5 days ago

Ely, Eric and 6 others liked this

Gaja

Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2016

Presented double-blind at Tasting Group. The wine pours a deeper ruby color with a transparent core. Medium+ viscosity; slight staining of the tears. On the nose, dark cherry, dried herbs and baking spices…it smells Italian. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with monumental structure. The fruits and non-fruits are confirmed. I gotta say this is painfully primary. It took half a day of air to even budge. I vacillated between Sangio and Nebbiolo…the color didn’t quite seem right for Nebbiolo but the structure was beyond what I would expect for Sangiovese. So, I called Barolo from 2017, from a modern producer. Welp…I got the Italian part right! In hindsight, I should have trusted the color. If you have these, slow-ox for at least 12 hours before service. This will drink nicely, well past it’s fifteenth birthday. — 3 days ago

Ira, Josh and 15 others liked this