Red

2012 Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di S. Niccolò Toscana IGT

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Toscana IGT
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • Justin S Likes this wine: 91 points

    February 1, 2019 - First of three bottles, decanted about 45 minutes in advance at Factory Kitchen. A lovely, but understated wine. The aromatics flow slowly but draw you in, as does the taste. A soft wine with a caressing mid palate of dark red fruits and savory earth flavors. Finish has a bit of spice and unresolved tannin. The texture is already showing that soft pillowy feel that you sometimes get with older wines. Drinking well now, though I’m curious to see where it goes.

  • Eugenedinapoli Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 6, 2017 - PNP. Beautiful translucent pale ruby. Red berries, cherries, burnt earth, trace of hazelnuts. Bright, lively mouthfeel with fresh acidity that drives to a nice finish. Dense, deep flavors. A burgundian approach. This is real good stuff.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • MarcelloW Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 14, 2017 - After a couple of hours of air, this was very fine and burgundy—like. This is not a vintage to store for a long time...for me it’s good right now.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • aero Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 12, 2017 - Decanted an hour, should have been three. Smelled like a hamper of dirty socks for the first 30 minutes, then cleared up wonderfully. Nose and palate are so fresh. Red and dark sour fruit, leather, tobacco, with a cleansing floral spine running up its center. Palate is more red fruit, funkier than the nose, some savory elements.

    Very enjoyable wine -- not huge, long or deep but possess great structure, balance, tone. Still young, though drinking fine with some air today and clearly will improve through the 2020s. Recommended.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Tim Heaton Likes this wine:

    April 23, 2017 - Consistent with the taste of a few weeks ago, but this time I got to spend some hours with it, and have it with a meal. The main takeaway here, for my palate: wait, at least a few years. Yes, it's delicious now, but really, opening one today is to miss out on many good things to come. Thru 2025. highly recommended

    https://www.ItalianWine.blog

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2014 Chianti Classico: Better Late Than Never (Oct 2016), 10/1/2016 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Castellare di Castellina
  • Varietal Sangiovese Blend
  • Designation I Sodi di S. Niccolò
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Toscana IGT

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 283 (80%)
  • Consumed 66 (19%)

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