About Sangiovese Red Wine

About Sangiovese Red Wine
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.

Top Picks for Sangiovese

Carlson Creek Vineyard 2014  Sangiovese
95 points
$28
Burnt sienna color. Earthy aromas and flavors of oven-dried tomatoes, barnyard wood and mud, pomegranate, and cajeta with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish with impressions of herb marinated roasted root vegetables, smoked nuts, cedar, and sandalwood with soft, dusty tannins and light oak flavor. An exceptional rich, deep and remarkably Italian-like Sangiovese that brings to mind notions of old traditional Brunello and a hint of lambic-like Brett.
Le Vigne 2016 Di Acquarello Sangiovese
94 points
$37
Dusty garnet color. Inviting, fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate fondue with berries and candied orange peels, mocha nuts, dulce du leche gelato, and charred shishito pepper with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long finish manifesting notes of creme brulee and toffee with well-integrated, soft tannins and light oak flavor. A wonderfully flavorful and smooth Sangiovese with great creamy oak to support the fruit.
Kirkland Signature 2015  Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
93 points
$26
Burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of leather, rose, black tea, fresh thyme, sandalwood, and dried cherries with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, long finish that exhibits shades of hibiscus with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A delicious, well-integrated Brunello that will continue to improve with age.
Podere Montale 2015 Cinque Vigne Sangiovese
93 points
Best Buy
Dusty garnet color. Inviting aromas of baked cherries, roasted beets, rhubarb, spiced tea, and oregano with a slightly chewy, lively, dryish medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length focaccia and cured meats finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A table-tuned Tuscan Sangiovese with complexity, interest and balance.
93 points Best Buy
Podere Montale 2016 La Casetta Riserva Sangiovese
93 points
Black ruby color. Aromas of plum, thyme, fruity olives, caramel, and violet with a crisp, dry medium body and a smooth, medium-length spiced nuts and tobacco finish with medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A food-friendly Sangiovese to complement the meal.
Podere Montale 2015 Montecucco Sangiovese Sangiovese
92 points
Garnet black color. Aromas of dried berries, dried leaves, marjoram, and cola with a round, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, appealing, long caramelized mushrooms, cacao nibs, licorice, and vanilla finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. Lovely nuance and palate-pleasing style, this wine will surely elevate the meal.
Bella Luna Estate Winery 2014 Siletto Vineyard Sangiovese
91 points
$45
Dusty deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of bright, juicy cherry, lilac, leather, rose hip, black tea, and mango with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of clove and rosemary. A dense, flavor-packed New World Sangiovese that is an absolute pleasure to drink; aerate and relish.
Podere Montale 2016 Peposo Red Blend Sangiovese
90 points
Best Buy
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of cocoa-dusted brazil nuts and mocha latte with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, long finish with accents of craisin, marinated roasted beets, dolmades, and cedar with fine, silky tannins and light oak flavor. A nicely composed Tuscan red with bright fruit and long, well-balanced finish.
90 points Best Buy
Svetoni 2016 Leo Toscana IGT
90 points
$30
Indigo color. Aromas of dark chocolate, rose hip, espresso, dried cherries, and cinnamon pastry with an vibrant, dry medium-full body and an effortless, interesting, medium-to-long chocolate-cherry layer bar and olives finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dry, food-friendly Tuscan red for the table; ageable.
Cantina del Redi 2015 Pleos Sangiovese
90 points
$42
Dark burnt sienna color. Rustic, savory aromas and flavors of roasted beets, dressed kale, terra cotta, and bruleed citrus with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of bay and oregano with firm tannins. A dry and chewy Sangiovese that will be a real charmer at the table; very food-friendly.