January 28, 2020 - Delicious peppery
November 11, 2019 - Good nose of dark fruit, but what stood out for me was the texture, almost ribbed tannin/acidity texture near front of the mouth and a delicious finish.
Very nice and a good deal!
October 27, 2019 - rich, dark, full and fair balance
October 15, 2019 - Opened tight but once released, displayed nice fruit and mineral its that paired well with pizza. Good week day value.
October 11, 2019 - This wine is developing nicely and really enhanced the meal. Soft yet ample structure and presence, dry with a good acidity, spice and fruit that is not overpowering. Good linger.
October 3, 2019 - deep dark - typical chianti tones but fruit forward and complex finish. Super tuscan like.
September 22, 2019 - good value, heavier less acidic and full of fresh dark flavors with some balanced body and green
August 31, 2019 - Winebar [1 Rosé, 3 Whts, & 8 Reds] from 08/30/19 + 5 Shared Reds (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): THANK for allowing me to retaste this, David & Kerry! :)
85% Sangiovese & 15% Merlot; Aged 10 mos in FR oak; 14.5% ABV, 5.2g/L T.A., & 3.55 pH;
N: Minerals & forest florr atop toast with undertones of cherries
P: Med body; RNDISH entry with NICE, ALMOST swtish frt met by an astringent pucker which somewhat resolves by the LONG, very, VERY slightly tangy finish with a bitter/swtness (55:45) to the dusty tannins. NEEDS into, poss through, '20, then drinking for 3-4 yrs more. My EXC-; 92 pts Suckling (10/17) & 85 WE @ $20. [Check with this vendor if interested in their very COMPETITIVE price.]
Note: Also tasted 1/26 & 8/17/19
August 17, 2019 - Sat, 08/17/19, $2 Tasting (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): 85% Sangiovese & 15% Merlot; Aged 10 mos in FR oak; 14.5% ABV, 5.2g/L T.A., & 3.55 pH;
N: Toast atop blk cherries (poss some blk olives?) & earth
P: Med body; RNDISH entry with NICE, ALMOST swtish frt met by an astringent pucker which QUITE resolves by the LONG, balanced finish with a tangy/swtness to the firming, dusty tannins. DESERVES another yr or so, then drinking through '22, probably longer. My VG+/EXC-, quite probably the higher for QPR. 92 pts Suckling (10/17) & 85 WE @ $20. [Check with this vendor if interested in their very COMPETITIVE price.]
Note: 1st tasted on 1/26/2019
August 1, 2019 - Just like a Chianti Classico should be. Well balanced, light, a little acidity.