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To consider modern day Tuscan wine, one should give props to the Etruscans, who inhabited this central Italian region starting in the 6th century BC. Tuscany is a land of abundant sunshine, rolling green hills, spring water, a spectacular breezy coast and rich soils. If you’re going to set up a civilization, this is a pretty terrific place to do it. Especially if you have a bunch of gods that need worshipping with the heavy consumption of wine. 
 
But around the 4th century BC, the Etruscans left this beautiful landscape, for all intents and purposes absorbed into the Roman culture. Their civilization, the villages and agriculture they set up, was left to the elements and the vineyards dried up. Through the centuries, people returned to the region. But it spent a lot of time under dispute by various factions such as the Pisans, Sienese and Florentines. It was a dangerous place to live, what with all the hidden marauders and mosquito-ridden swamps, though many of the grapes Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Tenuta Monteti

    Tenuta surface: 60 hectares. Effective vineyard surface: 28 hectares. It is composed of four...

  • Cacciatore Vineyard

    CACCIATORE FINE WINES AND OLIVE OIL CORPORATION (CWO) is one of a large family of corporations, o...

  • Lucia Sanjust Bazzocchi

    The "Petrolo Estate" is situated among the green olive groves, active vineyards and beautiful oak...

  • Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

    700 Years of Winemaking History For thirty generations, the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi family has ...

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Toscano on Snooth

  • San Giusto a Rentennano Trebbiano-Malvasia Blend Vin Santo del Chianti 1999

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    Lovely notes of cut plum, cherry and strawberry are accented by spicy, floral, herbal nuances. This is fresh, intense, complex and lively, with a fine tension between the sweet red fruit and touch of vanilla. Intense and penetrating. Plenty of fruit here, black cherry and bright at that, with big, juicy acids all backed up by well judged oak no... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • San Giusto a Rentennano Trebbiano-Malvasia Blend Vin Santo del Chianti 1998

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    Pretty oaky on the nose, rubbery, leathery, though with lovely notes of coriander, plum and herb. Turns bretty fairly quickly though with underlying notes of incense, spicy wood, leather and coffee. Theres also a slight musty note which might be a touch of TCA but the poopy bretty covers it well. Soft, rich fruit on entry lends this a slightly ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Castello di Fonterutoli Siepi Toscana IGT 1998

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    Pretty oaky on the nose, rubbery, leathery, though with lovely notes of coriander, plum and herb. Turns bretty fairly quickly though with underlying notes of incense, spicy wood, leather and coffee. Theres also a slight musty note which might be a touch of TCA but the poopy bretty covers it well. Soft, rich fruit on entry lends this a slightly ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • San Giusto a Rentennano Trebbiano-Malvasia Blend Vin Santo del Chianti 1997

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    Very mineral water and toasty oak-driven nose with a hint of prune, though with air this gains some freshness, showing curry and white floral complexity. Dense in the mouth and bright, but the red fruit flavors of are showing some oxidative edges. The tannins here are big and dry, chunky, clumsy and a bit hot even. Theres decent length with som... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • San Giusto a Rentennano Trebbiano-Malvasia Blend Vin Santo del Chianti 1995

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    Opening with blood, fruit and flowers on the slightly reticent nose, this turns more strawberry scented with herb and a touch of toast before tightening up over the course of the night, showing more leather and black cherry. Tight on entry, plenty of acid here and still a relatively heavy dose of wood tannin, but there is fine, fruit as well. Ru... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Fonterutoli Siepi 1995

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    Lots of vegetal notes, lively and bright, a bit of oak spice. Nice balance and intensity, with an assertive overlay of green vegetal and herb notes of lovely faded cherry fruit. Elegant, open and smooth, nicely resolved and in a very nice place, the Merlot really helps out here, adding softness and roundness to an obviously lean and austere stru... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Dievole Dievolino Rosso di Sangiovese Toscana IGT 2008

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    Bright and fruity but also somewhat metallic. I kept tasting canned fruit. Read More

    Wine review by Amanda Schuster


  • Tenuta Sette Ponti Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Crognolo 2007

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    Ottimo, colore rubino intenso, robusto e corposo, con lieve noti dolciastre sul finale! Read More

    Wine review by rospo


  • San Giusto a Rentennano Trebbiano-Malvasia Blend Vin Santo del Chianti 1998

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    Lots of oak notes in the aroma, with some blackberry notes underneath, molasses, herbs. Sharp and hot banana body. Dry and acerbic finish. Nice composure. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • San Giusto a Rentennano Trebbiano-Malvasia Blend Vin Santo del Chianti 1999

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    Fruitier than the 97. Acidy fruit on the palate with more tannin on the back end. A littler spicier than the 97 as well. Still fresh. Read More

    Wine review by kate statton


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