PnD about 2 hrs before dinner. Light reddish brick in color. This was the first time evaluating the wine in direct sunlight and it was a lot lighter than previously though. Overall, very much like the first two bottles. Perfumey nose of bright cherries, gardenias, and a touch of vanilla. On the palate, sour (but sweet) cherries dominate, with a really nice velvety texture and mild/no tannins. Super tasty and enjoyable.
Enjoyed in a Riedel Vinum Chianti Classico glass at 58F. This wine shows much better at 58-60F where its fresher and fruitier. Once it gets to 68-70F, the fruit takes a backseat and it becomes a little more hot. Its not overwhelming at that temp...its just better cooler.
I normally drink heavier wines, but the Vino Noceto Sangiovese has consistently been one of my favorites, and this one didn't disappoint. This bottle was a bit heavy on the tannins; it definitely has room to grow but is quite enjoyable right now too.
Dirty garnet. Strawberry and earth nose. Medium bodied, cranberries, sharp red cherries, pepper, supple tannins, good acid, and a fruity, medium length finish. It was a little rough the first night, but was singing on night 2.
This wine, as always, has a fantastic QPR. I could drink this every day and not get tired of it. My only comment is that for some reason I really do prefer this without food. It is still great with food, but there is a extra fruitiness that really stands out when sipped by itself that I just love. As Jim Cramer would say...BUY BUY BUY.
Translucent brick red. Something of a strawberry bouquet. Even after having been run through a vinturi there was a sharp entry of tannin and acid with cranberry as the dominant fruit. The finish was short and bright.
2 Days later, then entry was much softer and pleasant, but with plentiful tannin. The acid seemed tamer. Probably just needs more time in the bottle to integrate more.
Didn't take formal notes, but absolutely loved this wine. Nice bright fruit, cherries and cranberries, some spices and good solid acidity to chase it all away. This is definitely a little new world and fruit forward on initial pnp. Gets some complexity with some air (and next day). I really enjoyed it both ways.
PnVnD. Very nice light crimson, like a dark Pinot. Beautiful nose of ripe cherries, vanilla, and some spice. Richly extracted flavors of ripe berries and plums. Mild tannins and just the right amount of acidity to keep things interesting. This is a very ripe California Sangiovese, not your typical angular Italian Chianti. Its much more flavorful than its translucency and body would suggest. Very nice.
A nice clean looking wine. A bit more transparent than some Italian Sangioveses. The taste profile also had some aspects of new and old world. More acidic than most Californian wines (e.g. Cabs) but not as acidic as most Italian wines. A good hint of spice makes this wine somewhat complex and a great QPR. Overall a very nice wine.
A pretty good representation of sangiovese. Mostly bright cherry flavors on the nose and palate to go along with some subtle rustic, earthy flavors. Medium+ acid, medium tannin and a juicy mouthfeel. Very food friendly. Not terribly complex but quite tasty and enjoyable.
My first bottle...Medium red color; tart red fruit, red berry nose; solid tart berry palate with good acidity; medium finish, overall very good. Second bottle seemed quite sour, not sure why the difference between the two?
- Crimsom color with medium forming legs and aromas of oak and dusty. It's balanced and has flavours of strawberry and cherry with a light/medium body. Silky texture with a long finish - Love Noceto Sangiovese! Always a great representation of Sangiovese and this is no different. It is a tad astringent, but otherwise great.