Sangiovese

    2009 Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo Annata Brunello di Montalcino...

    2009 Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo Annata Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Mmm.. this is some good stuff ...

    19 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    6 Fantastically Refreshing Rosé Under $12 Plus FREE SHIPPING From Marketview Liquor!

    A who's who list of the best rosé under $12: the 2013 Yalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rosé, the 2012 Las Rocas Garnacha Rosé, the 2013 Domaine Houchart Cotes de Provence Rosé, the 2013 DeMorgenzon DMZ Cabernet Rosé, the 2013 Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage Rosé and the 2013 Crios Rosé of Malbec.

    16 readers - By The Reverse Wine Snob

      Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino – Balanced and Beautiful

      CheapWineRatings.com - - 9 readers - I’m a big fan of Italian wines.  If the price of wine were no a consideration I’d be drinking Brunello di Montalcino on a regular basis.  But money is a consideration.  So fortunately, there’s Rosso di Montalcino. Both Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino are made from sangiovese grown in the vineyards surrounding the Italian town of Montalcino.

      Westport Winery – A Coast Traveler’s Dream

      MyWinePal - - 8 readers - A selection of Westport Winery wines with medals Whenever I travel, I always keep an eye open for wineries in the area.  Recently I visited the very southwestern corner of Washington State, around Aberdeen.  I read in a tourist brochure about Westport Winery which was close by, a little south of Aberdeen, so dropped by.  The winery tries to be a destination for more than just wine.

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      Sommavite, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Italia, 2008, 14% abv, US$19.99 @ Trader Joe’s

      …I will admit to having experienced a small amount of panic when I opened this because of some extra alcoholic vapours and concerns about faults. But those literally blew over and off and although the cork was grainy and falling apart, the wine emerged unscathed once we allowed it to unwind, relax and slip on some comfy shoes. After it opened up…

      3 readers - By winellama

      2009 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Brunellos make...

      …2009 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Brunellos make me HAPPY! Yummy combo of tart black fruit and ripe red fruit on the palate with earth, leather saddle, dried charcuterie, and fennel all on the nose! Very well-balanced on the palate with relatively gentle acidity. Red cherries, strawberries, and black cherries with hints of leather and mushrooms. 4/5 bones $$$$ Sangiovese 14% abv Tuscany, ITALY…

      By Shiba Sommelier

      Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 140: Chianti Rufina and a Burger

      …In this episode, Jeff pairs this Chianti Rufina sample with his guacamole burger… Wine Tasted: Nipozzano 2010 Chianti Rufina Riserva Stay Rad, Jeff What’s your favorite Chianti Rufina? How did it compare to other Chianti and Chianti Classicos you’ve tried? Leave a comment and let us know…

      5 readers - By Stay Rad

      Favorite Wines for Al Fresco Dining

      … regions for Sangiovese.  Piccini has created a delicious wine of 100% Sangiovese Grosso and this wine will complement the flavors of any tomato based dishes, pastas, roasts, or pork you may enjoy while you dine under the stars.  On the nose, I found cherries, herbs, earth, and soft, sweet spices.  An intense flavor profile featured red fruit, more…

      7 readers - By Grape Experiences

      Arizona Stronghold 2011 “Mangus” Red Wine

      … Tuscan blend featuring 69% Sangiovese, 13% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petite Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. It checks in with a 14.5% alcohol level. This wine has plenty of lush fruit with cranberry and dried cherry being prominent. On the palate there are some dusty spices that give it a rustic appeal and elevate the quality of the wine…

      8 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      1995 Casanova di Neri Tenuto Nuova Brunello di Montalcino...

      … 1995 Casanova di Neri Tenuto Nuova Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Feeling slightly bashful around a Casanova… Red currants and black cherries. Horse and leather on the nose with cardamom and cinnamon. Hint of purple flowers. Mushrooms and cinghiale. Tannins are very present and drying on the palate. Tart cherries with more wood, earth, and mushroom notes.  3/5 bones $$$$ Sangiovese 13.5% abv Tuscany, ITALY …

      11 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Wine and Dine: Cecchi Chianti Classico 2010 and Vegetable Lasagna

      … This year I joined a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  Every other week I receive a large box of vegetables and herbs which have just been harvested…corn on the cob, zucchini, carrots, cucumbers, beets, broccoli, swiss chard, basil, anise, lettuces, and more.  And I love it!  The health benefits of these fresh vegetables…

      10 readers - By Grape Experiences

      Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino – Balanced and Beautiful

      … I’m a big fan of Italian wines.  If the price of wine were no a consideration I’d be drinking Brunello di Montalcino on a regular basis.  But money is a consideration.  So fortunately, there’s Rosso di Montalcino. Both Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino are made from sangiovese grown in the vineyards surrounding the Italian town…

      9 readers - By CheapWineRatings.com

      2009 Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo Annata Brunello di Montalcino...

      … 2009 Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo Annata Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Mmm.. this is some good stuff. Potpourri, dried red cherries, and barnyard on the nose with a hint of mint and parsley. Tart and fresh red berries initially on the palate, followed by some earth and flowers. Tart fruit finish. Very velvety feel.  4/5 bones $$$$$ Sangiovese 13.5% abv Tuscany, ITALY …

      19 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Westport Winery – A Coast Traveler’s Dream

      … body, with a soft mouthfeel. Some sweet spice and honey to go along with the mandarin orange flavour.  A bit heavier, mouth filling, compared to the Pinot Gris. Rating: Smoky Nor’wester 2012 – A blend of Sangiovese and Petite Sirah, this wine has aromas of raspberries.  Medium plus body, dry with raspberry,cassis flavours up front, with dried…

      8 readers - By MyWinePal

      Monteraponi Chianti Classico Riserva “Baron’ Ugo” 2009

      … Chianti is too often viewed as a monolithic brand rather than a region with variation and terroir. The fault lies with the history of poor quality, cheap wines and the massive expansion of the Chianti DOCG. But since 1996, regulators have shipped Chianti Classico (the smaller, original region) back into shape, allowing 100% Sangiovese based wines…

      8 readers - By Just Grapes

      Il Fauno Di Arcanum, IGT, Toscana, Italy, 2008, 14% abv

      … Oh happy day – a Supertuscan wine from the Castelnuovo Beradenga region of Chianti Classico that has been declassified to IGT status because it’s a blend of 62 Merlot, 23 Cab Sauvignon, 8 Cab Franc, 6 Sangiovese and 1% Petit Verdot. This wine is clear and bright, deep ruby with legs.  The nose is clean and youthful with medium plus intensity…

      5 readers - By winellama

      Tales From: My Last Night in Dry Creek Valley

      …In my first 32 hours in Dry Creek Valley, I had accomplished plenty: A bike ride through the Valley A 3 hour tasting at Ridge Lytton Springs A private tasting with wine growers and wine makers: Erik Miller and Randy Peters … Continue reading…

      3 readers - By the drunken cyclist