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 2016  Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
94 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, cherry tobacco, cocoa, and vintage leather with a tannic, racy, dry full body and a warming, very long finish revealing notes of cranberry sage jam, rose hip, cured meats, and juniper with firm, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. Complexity abounds in this Brunello; easily pair with show-stopping meals or allow it to unfold in the glass over long conversations.
Awards: '2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $15 and Under' Best Value Tuscan Red
94 points $19.99 Best Buy
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.
Villa Puccini 2017  Toscana IGT
92 points
$14
Best Buy
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of raspberries, red cassis, hints of tobacco, leather, and candied aniseed with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, complex, medium-long finish that shows nuances of pine nut brittle, honey and hints of cafe au lait. A tasty Tuscan Red that is sure to please; lovely balance.
92 points $14 Best Buy
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
Kirkland Signature 2018 Red Wine Toscana IGP
89 points
$14
Best Buy
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate covered cherries, fresh rosemary, espresso, and incense with a lightly tannic, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, intricate, long finish manifesting notes of cranberries, blackberry, black licorice, and tart cherry with well-integrated, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A complex Super Tuscan of strength and finesse; will develop further in bottle.
89 points $14 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 2019 Estate Single Vineyard Sangiovese
88 points
$35
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of brown butter roasted nuts, flaky cherry tart, and chocolate rice bar with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-long finish conveying notes of chocolate tangerine peels and marinated roasted parsnips and sweet peppers with silky, fine tannins and light oak flavor. An attractive combination of rich creamy oak and warm savory flavors make this a pleasure to drink.
Frey 2019 Organic Sangiovese
88 points
$18
Dark dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of fresh turned soil, tanning leather, vanilla, brown sugar, clove, blackberry, pomegranate, and stewed plums with a satiny, racy, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-length finish that shows overtones of cola, plum pudding, peppercorn, and menthol with fine, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A bold, juicy California Sangiovese that has a nice sense of place.
Gran Conti 2020  Sangiovese del Rubicone
88 points
$10
Best Buy
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of blistered cherries, sweet pickled beets, and marjoram with a supple, vibrant, dry medium body and an even, medium-length tangy raspberries and roasted vegetables finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A rustic Sangiovese with big acid; a simple red to enliven any Italian meal.
88 points $10 Best Buy
Tomasello 2020 Reserve Estate Sangiovese
87 points
$19
Dark ruby color. Interesting, fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate cherry bonbons, spicy pistachio toffee, and floral honey butter with a silky, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, refreshing, medium-long finish with elements of amarena cherry gelato, nougat, cedar, and grape pie with well-integrated, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A fun and flavorful, almost off-dry red that will be great with bbq.