Red

2013 Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di S. Niccolò Toscana IGT

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Toscana IGT
Drink between 2020 - 2030 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • Tahan wrote: 89 points

    December 3, 2019 - Moderate nose, but very powerful on the palate. Vanilla, red fruits and sweet licorice and long aftertaste. Moderate tannins and acidity. Too extracted for my taste but a good wine.

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  • Oskiwawa wrote: 92 points

    August 3, 2019 - Decanted for one hour and drank over the next two. Dark ruby color with no signs of bricking. Rick palate showing cherry and earth. This should improve further over the next 5 years and then drink well for quite awhile. If I opened another soon I would decant for at least one hour.

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  • Enzo D Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 27, 2019 - Balanced, structured and vibrant. Will hold my other 3 for at least a year to see how they evolve, but this wine is drinking extremely well now after a one hour decant.

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  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    March 14, 2019 - Always with lots of earth. Touch of dirt. Adn lots of tannins. Never quite understood this wine.

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  • srh Likes this wine:

    December 15, 2018 - Winebar [4 Whites, 8 Reds, & 5 *shared* Reds] from 12/14/18 (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): 85% Sangioveto (an older name for Sangiovese) & 15% Malvasia Nera; "I Sodi di San Niccoló was created in the early 1980s with the goal of demonstrating that the native grapes could produce a wine with all the power and grace of a Super Tuscan-- without the use of international varietals. 'I Sodi' refers to land that is difficult to till (grapes must be hand-harvested), and "San Niccoló" is an abandoned church on the Castellare property."

    N: VANILLA, can't really tell what's underneath; Intensity lurking

    P: Med body; Rndish entry with NICE, almost swtish frt fairly quickly met by an astringent pucker which somewhat resolves by the LONG finish with a tangy/swtness to the dusty tannins. NEEDS through '21, I'm guessing, then SHOULD at least approach its 15th. IMPRESSIVE in a potentially elegant style! 14.0% ABV; My EXC, more down the line? 98 pts Dr. Wine, 96 WA, 95+ Vinous (Galloni), 95 Suckling, 90 WS, & 3 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso. [This vendor's $61.95 puts it in the top 20% of a skewed wine-searcher listing.]

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • 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
  • UPC Code 8033803760514

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 28 (3%)
  • In Cellars 789 (84%)
  • Consumed 125 (13%)

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