Full Review

Tomasello

Tomasello
2015 Sangiovese, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18.95

Tomasello
2015 Sangiovese, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3%
Dusty brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of roasted coconuts, melted chocolate toffee, waxy honeycomb, and hint of ink with a bright, dryish medium body and an engaging, medium-long tomato-cherry chutney, nutskin, earth, and cedar mulch finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and light oak. A flavorful and appetizing domestic sangiovese that will be great with traditional Italian fare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: roasted coconuts, melted chocolate toffee, waxy honeycomb, and hint of ink
Taste Flavor: tomato-cherry chutney, nutskin, earth, and cedar mulch
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Braciole, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A flavorful and appetizing domestic sangiovese that will be great with traditional Italian fare.

The Producer

Tomasello Winery

The Producer
225 N White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ 08037
USA
1 609-561-0567

Their Portfolio

92 Palmaris 2013 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain 13.7% (USA) $40.00.
84 Palmaris 2014 Reserve, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $25.00.
86 Palmaris 2013 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $40.00.
92 Tomasello NV Cherry Moscato, Outer Coastal Plain 6.5% (USA) $12.95.
90 Tomasello NV Blueberry Moscato, Outer Coastal Plain 6.5% (USA) $12.95.
88 Tomasello 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain 13.8% (USA) $29.95.
92 Tomasello 2013 Estate, Blaufrankisch, Outer Coastal Plain 11.8% (USA) $18.95.
87 Tomasello 2014 Sangiovese, Outer Coastal Plain 13.4% (USA) $18.95.
86 Tomasello 2015 Rkatsiteli, Outer Coastal Plain 12.2% (USA) $15.95.
91 Tomasello 2015 Palmaris Estate Reserve, Merlot, Outer Coastal Plain 13.9% (USA) $24.95.
88 Tomasello 2014 Palmaris Estate Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain 12.6% (USA) $30.00.
87 Tomasello 2013 Palmaris Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $40.00.
93 Tomasello 2014 Palmaris Reserve, Petit Verdot, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $30.95.
90 Tomasello 2015 Sangiovese, Outer Coastal Plain 13.3% (USA) $18.95.
93 Tomasello NV Red Raspberry Wine 11% (USA) $12.95.
89 Tomasello NV Cherry Wine 9% (USA) $12.95.
91 Tomasello NV Blueberry Wine 11% (USA) $12.95.
94 Tomasello NV Cranberry Wine 9% (USA) $12.95.
88 Tomasello NV Pomegranate Wine 10% (USA) $12.95.
86 Tomasello NV Blueberry Forte 18% (USA) $12.95.
92 Tomasello NV Red Raspberry Moscato 6.5% (USA) $13.95.
90 Tomasello NV Cherry Moscato 6.5% (USA) $13.95.
88 Tomasello NV Blueberry Moscato 6.5% (USA) $13.95.
92 Tomasello NV Cranberry Moscato 6.5% (USA) $13.95.

Sangiovese

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Sangiovese is Italy's most widely planted grape, found in several regions including Umbria, Abruzzo and Marche, but its spiritual home is Tuscany. Several famous wines made from Sangiovese are produced in Tuscany, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino.

A wine made from Sangiovese has appealing red cherry fruit, tart acidity and medium-weight tannins. There are few red wines more pleasant that a young Chianti with its delicious cherry fruit and earthy finish. While s simple Chianti is made for enjoyment from two to five years of age, a wine such as Brunello di Montalcino, 100% Sangiovese, is at the other end of the extreme, as it is a wine that often ages for two decades or more.

Sangiovese is also grown with some success in California as well as Australia. Pair wines made from Sangiovese with lighter red meats, duck, poultry and pastas with marinara or Bolognese sauce.