La Carraia Sangiovese Umbria IGT 2009
Brilliant ruby-red in color with loads of ripe blackberry, strawberry and currant on the nose with subtle hints of mocha, tobacco and sweet spice. Full and rich with soft tannins, the lush layers of fruit and spice are backed by lively acidity. This everyday Sangiovese is the perfect choice for barbecues, pastas, pizza and sausages.
I see this wine had pretty good reviews, and it should be a good value. I didn't have the same experience. To me it really didn't have much flavor or aroma. There was really nothing to distinguish it.
Great value, very underrated wine in my opinion. It is very fruity and has a nice, long, finish with much harmony and balance. You won't be disappointed with this wine.
Points are for losers. We're just tired of seeing too many wines with 90+ scores getting recommendations and many wines of lesser scores getting passed-over. We love your "cup-rating" system, but the bottom line is "buy-on-sale," "must-buy," or "pass." The La Carraia Sangiovese Umbria 2009 was sitting in the back of the wine-list of our favorite special occasion dining spot, Campania in Waltham, MA. We were uncertain as to why Sangiovese was listed as "Other...." and we said "why not?" At roughly $30 (cheap for most wine lists) how bad could it be? This wine is terrific! We were pleasantly surprised at the fullness of this wine (on the palate), its delicious dark cherry/dark forest-fruit flavors and notable earthy-vanilla aroma. It paired well with our dinners (Osso Bucco and Grilled Rosemary Chicken), and we think this may just be the ultimate pizza-burger wine too! We were thrilled with this wine and thought that it ought to retail for much more than the $15-$16 we've seen in the stores. The 2009 La Carraia Sangiovese Umbria is ready to drink now and is absolutely delicious! This is a must-buy... you won't be disappointed!
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for La Carraia Sangiovese Umbria IGT
A big, deep red laced with dark fruit, French oak, and spices, all of which flow in an extroverted multidimensional expression of Sangiovese. The finish is long, harmonious and juicy. This isn t for the timid, but readers who enjoy a full-throttle style of Sangiovese will find much to admire.- According to the Wine Advocate