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
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
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.
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 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 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.
Pizzolato 2016  Chianti Classico DOCG
92 points
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of mixed berry fruit leather, strawberry, potters clay, rose hip jam, and roasted mushrooms with a crisp, dryish full body and a medium-long black pepper and caramelized squash finish. A tasty and balanced Chianti with great table-appeal.
92 points $12.99 Best Buy
Bella Luna Estate Winery 2014 Siletto Vineyard Sangiovese
91 points
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.
Villa Puccini 2015  Toscano IGT
91 points
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas of opera cake, chocolate-hazelnut spread, and marshmallow cream with a crisp, fruity full body and a medium-long black forest cake and granite finish. An vivid chocolate cake of a wine best enjoyed with great company and a plate a of salumi; creative oak and international style.
91 points $14.99 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2013  Brunello di Montalcino
91 points
Brick red color. Aromas of cacao nibs, violet petals, and cured meat with an bone-dry medium-to-full body and an intriguing, medium-length stewed cranberry, baking spice, and capocollo finish with fine tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. An inviting Brunello that nails the style.
91 points $26.99
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