Category Archives: Tuscany

Tua Rita Perlato del Bosco IGT 2012

$19.99 Tuscany, Italy PLCB Code# 78111   The 2012 Perlato del Bosco is Sangiovese from the sun drenched strip of land near the sea in Coastal Tuscany. This is a lovely wine with a savory and sophisticated take on Tuscany’s … Continue reading

Posted in 89-91, Italy, Sangiovese, Tuscany | Leave a comment

Rocca delle Macie di Fizzano Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

$19.99 Tuscany, Italy PLCB #33469 The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva di Fizzano boasts significant depth and sheer power. Black cherries, licorice, leather and mint are some of the notes that emerge from this intense Riserva. The French oak is quite … Continue reading

Posted in 86-88, Italy, Sangiovese, Tuscany | Leave a comment

Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 2009

$20.99 Tuscany, Italy PLCB Code# 46430 The 2009 Chianti Classico, 100% Sangiovese, is a gorgeous, deep wine endowed with serious richness. Dark plums, black cherries, licorice, new leather and menthol are some of the many notes that take shape in … Continue reading

Posted in 86-88, Italy, Sangiovese, Tuscany | Leave a comment

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

$29.99 Tuscany, Italy PLCB Code#  46706 The sweet black cherry, blackberry and spice flavors highlight this powerful, polished red. The fruit, earth and spice notes prevail as the tannic grip emerges on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2024. 92 … Continue reading

Posted in 89-91, Italy, Sangiovese, Tuscany | Leave a comment

Borgo Scopetto Chianti Classico 2010

 $12.99 Tuscany, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32941 This is vibrant and energetic, with a base of fine-grained tannins lifting the cherry, currant, rhubarb and tobacco flavors. Taut and almost racy on the long finish. Best from 2015 through 2024.–BS … Continue reading

Posted in 86-88, Italy, Sangiovese, Tuscany | Leave a comment

Col D’Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2008

$39.99 Tuscany, Italy PLCB Code# 43154 Sweet, rich, lush and layered, yet also remarkably light on its feet, the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino dazzles from start to finish. Sweet roses, red berries, flowers, mint and orange peel all take an … Continue reading

Posted in 89-91, Italy, Sangiovese, Tuscany | Leave a comment

Badia a Coltibuono Cetamura Chianti 2012

 $10.99 Tuscany, Italy PLCB Code#   46312 This wine usually is a good wine for the money.  However, there was something wrong with my bottle.  It seemed to be “cooked”, indicating the wine probably was exposed to high heat.  It was … Continue reading

Posted in 85 or below, Italy, Tuscany | Leave a comment

Tenuta di Capraia Chianti Classico 2010

$18.99 Tuscany, Italy PLCB Code# 43146   The 2010 Chianti Classico Capraia (90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo and 5% Colorino) comes across as somewhat firm, but there is a purity to the fruit that is undeniably appealing. If the tannins soften, … Continue reading

Posted in 89-91, Italy, Sangiovese, Tuscany | Leave a comment

Castello di Poppiano Camposegreto Viognier 2010

$9.99 Tuscany, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32511   A mix of earth, baked apple and light butterscotch flavors mark this dull white. Short finish. Drink now.–BS 81 Points Wine Spectator Web Only 2013   Flowery nose.  This wine has … Continue reading

Posted in 85 or below, Italy, Tuscany, Viognier | Leave a comment

Rufena Chianti Classico 2009

$15.99 Chianti, Tuscany, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB CODE# 32797     This is a really nice Chianti. Wonderful aromatics of dried cherry, rose petal, spice, and toasty oak. Full and vibrant on the palate, with a blend of fruit & … Continue reading

Posted in 89-91, Italy, Sangiovese, Tuscany | Leave a comment