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Castellare di Castellina Sangiovese Blend Colli Della Toscana Centrale IGT I Sodi di San Niccolò 2007

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Many Chianti makers in Tuscany also produce a finer, more upscale sangiovese. Although not as well known as some of this estate's trendier neighbors, it's one of the best. "The 2007 I Sodi di San Niccolo saturates the palate with masses of rich, dark fruit. The 2007 is very much a product of the year. Warm, open and resonant, the 2007 is one of the bigger wines made at Castellare over the last three decades. There is an immediacy that is quite appealing"Robert Parker's Wine Advocate["I Sodi" are the large, flat stones that lie in the vineyard]

Editorial Reviews for Castellare di Castellina Sangiovese Blend Colli Della Toscana Centrale IGT I Sodi di San Niccolò

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,996
4.00 5
12/04/2009

Aged in third passage barrique This has a wonderful purity to the sweet, slightly candied notes of barely ripe crushed raspberries with hints of medicinal roots, flowers and bay leaves adding contrast. In the mouth this exhibits a light to medium bodied feel and is very fruit driven with a core of black currant and raspberry fruit that exhibits excellent cut and focus. There are hints of underbrush and herbs on the palate that show up on the big, pure finish with fruit that’s just a touch chunky and an almost spicy note of green anise seeds on the finale. A lovely wine, full and fresh. 90pts



Many Chianti makers in Tuscany also produce a finer, more upscale sangiovese. Although not as well known as some of this estate's trendier neighbors, it's one of the best. "The 2007 I Sodi di San Niccolo saturates the palate with masses of rich, dark fruit. The 2007 is very much a product of the year. Warm, open and resonant, the 2007 is one of the bigger wines made at Castellare over the last three decades. There is an immediacy that is quite appealing"Robert Parker's Wine Advocate["I Sodi" are the large, flat stones that lie in the vineyard]

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