Modern and dark on the nose with slick oak and anonymous fruit enlivened by leather and dried herbs. On entry this is rather smooth, polished, and fancy wine feeling but then the Sangiovese comes through on the palate, edgy, lean and sappy, and prov...
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History of the grape: Trebbiano is one of the world’s most widely planted white grape varietals, not only for wines, ...
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Many of us think of Chianti as an expensive, everyday wine but of course the ... ... to integrate. 90pts 2010 Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna Bastignano Modern and dark on the nose with slick oak and anonymous fruit enlivened by leather and dried herbs. On entry this is rather smooth, polished, and fancy wine feeling ... Read More
Modern and dark on the nose with slick oak and anonymous fruit enlivened by leather and dried herbs. On entry this is rather smooth, polished, and fancy wine feeling but then the Sangiovese comes through on the palate, edgy, lean and sappy, and providing nice cut on the backend This needs some time but this should age quite well, if remaining... Read More
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Sour cherry all up in my grill. Surprisingly full and opened up extremely well and quickly in the decanter. Paired it with Amy's Organic Spinach Pizza and the light vegetal component complemented the spinach. Read More
Very enjoyable pairing with a big bowl of rigatoni in a red marinara sauce. Bursting with flavor and well balanced. I will buy again and keep in stock in the cellar. It will be interesting to see what this wine does in a few more years. Read More
Apr 4, 2010
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Sangiovese as its most supreme. An age since I've had such a perfectly structured, ripe, balanced Chianti coupling a softness with copious velvety fruit.http://www.spittoon.biz/the_wine_society_-_brief_notes.html Read More
We had a great tasting last night and it focused on one of my favorite grapes, Sangiovese.While not generally well disposed towards producing the flashy style of wine that quickly gets people's attention, the brisk acidity and slightly austere tannins of Sangiovese make it the most flexible food wine on my table. While we focused on California S... Read More
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