Tuscany

Villa Calcinaia Casarsa 2004 - IntoWineTV Episode 117

"Super Tuscans". Host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Bartholomew Broadbent, Cezar Kusik, and Rob Renteria taste and discuss the 04 Villa Calcinaia Casarsa.

Wine Tasting Videos: Super Tuscans

In these episodes of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Bartholomew Broadbent, Rob Renteria, and Cezar Kusik convene at one of San Francisco's finest restaurants, Incanto, to taste and discuss Italian "Super Tuscan" wines.

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2016 Folonari Chianti, Italy, Tuscany - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
85

This sells for about $7.  It certainly is an excellent value at that price.  A nice wine to order at a local Italian restaurant or buy for a party.  Ruby/purple in color.  The n

2015 Fattoria Valacchi Chianti, Italy, Tuscany - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87

Ruby in color, clear and bright.  The nose has dark cherries.  Dusty.  With air, there is some anise and hay.  Soft texture.  More cherry cough drops on the palate.  E

1997 Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
98

OMG.  This bottle was opened about 3 hours prior to drinking and decanted about 20 minutes prior (mostly for sediment).  I was just blown away.  I thought it would be good, even grea

2016 Fratelli Grati Chianti Classico G, Italy, Tuscany

Grade: 
B
Score: 
87

Ruby in color.  The nose has cherries and dust.  On the palate, this has sweet cherry fruit.  A bit one dimensional but nice enough.

2013 Antinori Villa Antinori Toscana IGT, Italy, Tuscany - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

I have always been a fan of this wine going back decades.  It used to be labeled as a Chianti but now they add fruit outside the zone and about 55% Sangiovese.  It is still a great value

Top 20 Tuscan Wines Under $45

Forty-five dollars is a lot of money to spend on a bottle of wine.  Yet, it is also a threshold pricing for wine.  For many people, that is the most they are willing to spend on a bottle.  For others, that is a typical Tuesday night pizza wine.  The real question is what kind of quality you can get for that price.  Unfortunately, the best wines often cost more.  On the other hand, spending more does not guarantee quality.  With that in mind, this article turns its attention to Italy in general and Tuscany in particular.

Chianti, Tuscany, Italy Vintage Wine Chart

Chianti, Tuscany, Italy  
2009 90 D/H
2008 93 D/H
2007 93

Top Super Tuscans

Super Tuscans are the stuff of legend.  Rogue winemaker bucks tradition, breaks rules, creates something new and wonderful and vaults his wine region back onto the world wine stage – it's a fantastic tale.  And that's pretty much how things happened.

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