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

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.
Pedroncelli 2019 Alto Vineyards Sangiovese
92 points
$19
Best Buy
Medium brick red color. Aromas of salami, cranberry, mixed red fruit compote, buttercream, and cedar with a supple, full body and a polished, interesting, medium-length balsamic, tart cherry, brine, bay leaf, cedar, black tea, blood orange, and dried herbs finish with coating, firm, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A layered, charming Sangiovese that is precisely balanced and ready for all manner of food pairings.
92 points $19 Best Buy
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.
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
Opolo Vineyards 2017  Sangiovese
89 points
$29
Medium garnet color. Aromas and flavors of baked strawberry, red cherry, leather, smoked meat, green olive, cherry cola, vanilla, and Chinese five spice with a supple, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish displaying notes of fresh cranberries, blonde roast coffee, tomato leaf, and pimento peppers with fine, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A fruity, bright, and tangy Sangiovese that will shine at any meal al fresco.
Oak Farm Vineyards 2018  Sangiovese
89 points
$35
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate-covered blueberries, Swisher Sweets, and vanilla creme with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and an even, interesting, medium-long finish with nuances of honey-cranberry toast with moderate oak flavor. A flashy, new world Sangiovese expression that’s sure to please lovers of bold, fruity California wines.
Villa Puccini 2015 Red Blend Toscana IGT
89 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Brick red color. Attractive aromas and flavors of amarena cherry, rose petal, terra cotta, and olive with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, delightful, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of marinated strawberry and toasted spices. A savory and transportive Tuscan red.
89 points $15.99 Best Buy
Terra di Seta 2017  Chianti Classico DOCG
89 points
$19.99
Dark dusty ruby color. Aromas of ripe cassis, vanilla, and tobacco with a slightly chewy, vibrant, medium-to-full body and an effortless, intriguing, medium-long cherry, roasted beets and kale, walnuts, and black tea finish. A fruit-forward, berry-accented Chianti with lots of toasty oak.
89 points $19.99