Category Archives: Sangiovese

Troon Vineyard | 2014 Vermentino 90 Points | 2014 Sangiovese 90 Points | Graceful Wines for the Holiday Season and Beyond

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Troon Vineyard continues to expand our appreciation of viticulture and winemaking in Southern Oregon. Troon wines are consistently well-crafted, distinctive, and appealing — products of “Team Troon’s” sustainable farming practices, thoughtful selection of varieties, gentle and natural winemaking techniques (including … Continue reading

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PICKS of the RACK: Two Big Reds from Macchia Wines | Sangiovese & Petite Sirah | California | 2012 | 91 pts Each

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Macchia Wines, located in Lodi, California, produces a range of Zinfandel bottlings, Italian varietals, and select other red varietal wines sourced from vineyards in the low-elevation Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA) and the higher-elevation Amador County AVA. Macchia wines showcase … Continue reading

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ITALIAN WINE PICK: Castello della Paneretta | Chianti Classico Riserva | DOCG | 2008 | $27 | 91 pts

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Aromas: dried dark fruit; cranberry; leather; hints of cinnamon Character: dry; medium-bodied; fruit & earth balanced; firm tannins; forward acids; toasty oak; 13.5% ABV Flavors: black cherry; dried herbs; cured tobacco; hints of peppercorn & clove Food Pairing: medium-sharp cheeses; tomato-based pasta dishes; roasted … Continue reading

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