Posts Tagged ‘sangiovese’

Trader Joe’s – Incanto – Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano – 2012 – DOCG – Wine Review

09/06/2017

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The last time I reviewed this wine was 2011.  The wine hasn’t changed much since then, including the price!  The 2012 vintage is still a very nice wine as was the 2007 vintage back then.

The mild tannins on the roof of mouth and back of throat are still speaking after all these years giving the wine a mild earthy feel in the mouth.  As it was before, the wine is smooth but still with a slight edge to the taste.  There’s just a hint of grape if caught at the right temperature.  In my opinion, still no forest floor taste as one reviewer noted of the 2007 vintage. For most of us, that’s a good thing.  And sticking with my original comment, this is probably a better food wine than a sipper.  However when sipped among a group, it’s likely to lead to some interesting conversations.

 Although the primary grape in this is Sangiovese, the taste is bolder than a typical Tuscan Sangiovese.  It’s not as bold as a Cabernet Sauvignon, but still up there one notch on the scale. And this is likely more enjoyable than a Cabernet Sauvignon in the same price range. The bottle states 13.5% alcohol.  Incanto may want to recheck their instruments.  This wine has a substantially greater kick to it than most wines labeled 13.5%.  Price $10.99

1967 – Toscana IGT 2010 – Grifone – Wine Review – Trader Joe’s

01/14/2015
1967  Toscana IGT Grifone - 2010

1967
Toscana IGT
Grifone – 2010

Little did I know when I did the San Zenone Toscana Rosso wine review, that a week earlier I had picked up this IGT Toscana from Trader Joe’s.  If I had remembered I would have done a side by side comparison.  No one ever said wine improves the memory.  Did they?  I can’t remember.

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Grifone Sangiovese IGT – 2013 – Wine Review – Trader Joe’s

12/06/2014
Grifone Sangiovese 2013

Grifone Sangiovese 2013

Pretty darn good for $4.49 at Trader Joe’s. This is an IGT classified wine, which just represents that the wine/grapes come from the specified region of Italy (Puglia in this case) and meet the other IGT specifications.  It’s a lesser designation than a DOC designation.  Well, it may not be up to the DOC requirements, but it’s still a pretty good wine and certainly worth the $4.49 price.

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Santa Bachelli Chianti DOCG – 2011 – Wine Review – ALDI

02/01/2013

ALDI_SantaBachelliChianti_DOCG2011To be fair, the cork was compromised.
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Galadino Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG – 2009 – Wine Review – ALDI

01/12/2013

ALDI_GalladinoChiantiClassicoDOCG2009FrontThis is another winner on the ALDI wine shelf.

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Gonfalone Chianti DOCG – 2010 – Wine Review – ALDI

12/30/2012

ALDI-GonfaloneChianti2010_DOCGA year later, does the new wine hold up?

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Gonfalone Chianti DOCG – 2009 – Wine Review – ALDI

11/24/2011

Like the sardines, I walked past this for months.  The difference?  This smells a whole lot better.

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Trader Joe’s – Roccalta Sangiovese IGT Puglia – 2010 – Wine Review

10/29/2011

Back to basics on this one.  What’s basic is a good under $5 wine.

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Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano – 2007 – DOCG – Incanto – TJ – Wine Review

07/13/2011

It’s been awhile since the cork popped out of a bottle of wine from Trader Joe’s.  And since there no early morning meeting tomorrow at work, here’s a late night long overdue wine review.

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Aquila D’Oro – Toscana – 2009 – Wine Review

12/26/2010

Lightening can strike twice for $3.99.  This Golden Eagle has landed.

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