Ruby in color, purple at the core, mostly clear and bright. The nose is earthy with cherries, sandalwood and smoke. Good acidity. Medium tannins. On the palate, cherries with some char. Nice finish. This wine will work better with food. A great choice with a plate of pasta. Drink over the next five to eight years.
Perhaps the top Chianti, and certainly better than most Brunellos. Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, some black cherries, hints of anise, smoke and tea leaves. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, this is versatile and delicious. Cherries, forest floor and char with strong acidity. Long finish. This is still young but will drink well for another twenty years. If drinking soon, give it some air. This is made for food and while nice on its own, is better with food. Pizza or pasta would be great, but this will also work well with braise
This Super Tuscan is a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Colorino. Deep garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is nice with black cherries, spice and tea leaves. Full bodied. Light tannins. On the palate, black cherry fruit with smoke and forest floor notes. Good finish. This seems to be at maturity although it may still develop a bit. Drink over the next five to eight years. A nice match with grilled pizzas.
Having tasted this back in 2010, it was nice to revisit this. Deep garnet in color, mostly opaque and bright. Lovely nose of cherries, sandalwood, black cherries and tea leaves. Medium tannins. Good acidity. On the palate, black cherries, some cherries with underlying forest floor. Nice finish. Still on the youthful side but starting to show some maturity. Complex and deep. Tightly layered. This should drink well for another seven to fifteen years. Very nice with a pasta with tomato vodka sauce.
Another top BdM from the consistently top producer. Ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, spice, and a bit of tobacco. Medium to full bodied. Light tannins. On the palate, this has a tight complexity that unwinds in the glass. Lots of cherry fruit with some underlying forest floor and slight tea leaves. Good finish. This is a classic pizza wine and in fact, went great with some really creative wood fired pizza. Drink over the next ten years.
This is a blend of primarily Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon and a bit of Merlot. It seemed a step or two up from the varietally labelled Sangiovese. Purple in color with some garnet hues, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has cherries, spice, black cherries, slight chocolate and slight forest floor. Full bodied. On the palate, there is some varietal complexity and depth. Light tannins. Flavors of cherries, black cherries and spice. Some acidity. Nice finish. This drinks easy but has some depth, too. It is nice on its own and would be a nice wine with a steak. Drink over the
This is made with California grapes, shipped cold to Ohio for production. It is one of the mysteries of wine as to why some many winemakers in California, struggle to produce Sangiovese, while in Tuscany (including Chianti), there are so many good ones and even a few great ones. This is a nice wine but does not resemble the Chianti's in Italy. But, that's ok. Purple in color with some ruby swirls, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has dust and black cherries (so far, so good). Medium bodied. On the palate, the acidity does not come thru, but there is plenty of cherry fruit along wit
Amazing wine. It is 100% Sangiovese. Inky purple in color with some ruby around the rim. The nose is great with black cherries, sandalwood, slight green olive note (in a good way), and spice. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, this is still youthful but to the point where it is worth opening if you have more than one bottle in the cellar. Loads of black cherry and cherry fruit, some anise, slight underlying forest floor. good acidity. Long finish. No hurry, this has another ten to fifteen more years.
This is not your regular Chianti. Deep garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is great with cherries, slight anise, slight tea leaves and spice. Full bodied. Great backbone of acidity. On the palate, lots of bright cherries with some anise. Long finish. Deep and complex. Light tannins. Drinking great now and will continue for another ten to fifteen years. This works great with food, pasta with a tomato sauces is a classic choice.
Purchased at the winery. Garnet in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, tea leaves, and coffee. Full bodied. Good acidity. On the palate, bright cherry fruit. Plenty of depth. Layered. Underlying tobacco/forest floor notes. Long finish. This is nice on its own but better with food. A big plate of pasta is the obvious choice. Drink over the next five to eight years.