This bottle was delicious! Full and smooth with good fruit and structure and acid. better on night 1 than on night 2. This is the 4th bottle of this wine we have had. We loved the first one and thought the wine was a little young and would just get better. the next two bottles were disappointments. we probably drank those in 2007. we were not too excited about trying the last bottle, but we finally got to it and it was great. maybe the wine went through a dumb phase.
Deep puple color. Blackberry and other dark fruits on the nose. Very smooth wine with a strong mid-palette and long, clean finish. I don't know what was blended with this sangiovese to keep it from being called a brunello, but it was a superb choice, making this wine more accessible earliy and really rounding out the flavors -- not that I'm against the unique terrior of place when it comes to wine. This wine just works very well. It also shows no sign of falling off. I think this wine has a long life ahead, at least 5-7 years. We enjoyed this a lot with whole wheat pasta with a red pasta sauce featuring ground veal and lamb.
Tasty but basically nondescript very modern/soft wine with excessive oak. On the nose it is discernable as sangiovese but in the price range there are a bevy of Chianti, Vino Nobile and Rosso di Montalcino options that I vastly prefer.
Recommended highly by local wine merchant. Black cherry, tar, clove flavors dominate. Quite dark, complex with very firm, dry tannins. Alcohol seemed a bit higher than the stated 14%. After about 20 minutes in the glass, the wine really opened up. This wine will be drinking beautifully within 2-3 years but is very good now.
I am a big fan of all the Spinetta wines which I have tried. This is no exception. Absolutely black - highly extracted with a beautiful nose of cherries. The wine is huge with the tannins showing but not unpleasant. I have left it open for two days and there is no sign of it breaking down or mellowing out. I thought that I was getting an everyday Tuscan quaf, but this is in need of cellaring and is much more serious that I expected. I am going to look for more at this price and lay it down for a year, two years or so. Sangiovese and Colorino - Maybe a good sign for 2004 Tuscan vintage.