80% Sangiovese, 20% Canaiolo and other red grape varieties
Damp tobacco, earthy, and a bit funky come together on the nose which is decidedly not fruit driven but complex and nuanced. Big fruit underpinned by tannins are a bit hunky and inelegant fills the mouth on entry. Decidedly young and raw, this shows off a rather old school profile with leathery, dried fruit character and earthy spice dominating the palate and the modest finish. it’s not for everyone but a nice change of pace. 86pts
90% Sangiovese, 10% a blend of malvasia Nera, Colorino and Merlot
Sweetly oaked and vanila influenced on the nose, this show some attractive black cherry and blackcurrant fruit aromas. A bit slick in the mouth in a rich but simple style that is attractively fresh with a nice mineral edge that helps to add a bit of cut to the rather chunky fruit. 86pts
95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo
Dark on the nose and a bit sweet smelling with a beautiful melange of frutti del bosco, woodland spices, and mineral aromas. A bit chunky in the mouth and rich with ripe cherry fruit, this lacks a bit of structure, turning soft on the palate which is a bit roasty and fudgy. that roasted fruit does show fine persistence on the long finish, but i would like to see more energy and freshness. 85pts
100% Sangiovese
Smoky and earthy on the nose with rich aromas of potting soil and flowers with some spicy top notes.  On entry this has  some cabernet like power, dry and deep on the midpalate with black fruit and spicy flavors that offer nice textural cut but are abit anonymous. Blackcurrants on the slightly tannic finish which shows decent length. this is a good wine but not a terribly convincing Chianti Classico. 85pts
95% sangiovese 5% Canaiolo
Deeply earthy and briary on the nose with lots of astringent red fruits and smoky top notes. There’s plenty of sweet fruit on the palate, all raspberry and strawberry toned, but the flavors are a little roasted with a hint of truffle accentuating the ripeness which also shows up on the soft finish. This is both a bit raw and too ripe on the palate, lacking harmony in the mouth that may never come. The fruit is verging on the exotic with rich, spicy undertones. 84pts
90% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
Smoky, ashy, and a bit overtly woody on the nose with coy fruit. Tight and nervy in the mouth, this displays decent weight though with flavors that are simple and not very distinguished. the texture is attractive, and this is refreshingly austere on the finish so it may just be going through a closed phase but if the fruit doesn’t show up this is decidedly underwhelming.  83pts
95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo
A bit flat on the nose showing off some old wood tones and a bit of spice character as well. Decidedly flat in the mouth with lots of candied medicinal and herbal flavors layered over dark black cherry fruit this is rather short and inelegant but not overtly offensive. 83pts
100% Sangiovese
Dark, heavy, oily and tarry on the nose, this shows more interest in the mouth where it is all spicy and mineral on entry but turns heavy with fruit and  large scaled in a raw, inelegant, tannic, tough, extracted way that leads to a bitter, hot finish. 78pts
90% Sangiovese, 10% merlot
A bit tight on the nose and frankly weird smelling of sweet oak and grape jelly. In the mouth one finds a wine that is both rich and thin. Soft and shapeless on the tongue, this is matte and has an extracted feel  that is not entirely unappealing on a textural level but there is no depth, nuance, of distinct flavor either. This I do not like. 75pts
100% Sangiovese
Tea and tobacco emerge on the nose followed by extracted, heavy carob laced aromas of roasted fruit.  Big, powerful, and  inelegant in the mouth, this is all chunky and showing rich, roasted fruit with harsh tannins. Raw, unbalanced and surprisingly bad. tasted twice with similar results. 70pts