Wine Department: Over 90 Under $30 March 2019

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  • Posted: 2/27/2019
  • Categories: Wine

 

Sangiovese is one of the workhorse grapes of Italy, particularly in Tuscany, where the grape is the cornerstone to Chianti and the alias to the wines of Brunello and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, just to name a few. Yet, Sangiovese makes for a great companion to many other varieties throughout Italy and our experts have rounded up some amazing Sangiovese-based blends for this month. We hope you give one of these a try!



Dievole

Chianti Classico 2015

Tuscany, Italy

Retail: $21.99

90% Sangiovese with 6% Canaiolo and 4% Colorino, this traditional Chianti Classico shows off pretty violets, bright red cherries and hints of black pepper and spice.

90 Points ~ Robert Parker



Avignonesi

Cantaloro 2015

Tuscany, Italy

Retail: $17.99

This stunning blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sangiovese delivers dark cherry fruit, vanilla, chocolate, and black pepper at a terrific value.

92 Points ~ James Suckling



Tolaini Valdisanti

Toscana 2014

Tuscany, Italy

Retail $29.99

Lush, plump, and full of fruit, minerality, and smoky spice. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc blended perfectly.

93 Points ~ Wine Spectator



Lamole de Lamole

Chianti Classico 2015

Tuscany, Italy

Retail: $21.99

This is an old school Chianti Classico offering. Black cherries, dark licorice, and bitter dark chocolate. Acidity for days! Drinks great now and will age gracefully.

93 Points ~ Wine Spectator

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