Poggio San Polo Rubio 2008

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

$15.29
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The 2011 vintage is available for: $15.99
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Item No. 104821
  • red wine
  • WE92
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • RP88

Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant ruby red with purple hues, this wine has an intense and persistent bouquet filled with fresh aromas of red cherries, violets and currants, followed by subtle spicy notes. Well structured and balanced with good tannin levels, Rubio is quaffable, yet notable for its intensity and elegance. This wine is excellent by the glass and ideal for barbecues. Also try it with prosciutto, salami, pasta dishes with tomato sauce, grilled sausages and meats and cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"Wow, What a beautiful wine and what an attractively low price. Rubio offers excellent value with deeply fruity tones of cherry, blackberry and cassis. Spice, leather and tobacco fill in the back and the wine is smooth, generousa and silky. "
92 Points

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Rating:
(3/29/2012)
excellent.
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Rating:
(8/3/2011)
Oh. My. Gahd. This is fantastic wine! Deep, layered, complexity gives way to dark fruits that tantalize the mouth and tongue. I drank this with herb roasted rib eye, and it was a match made in heaven. Finishes bold and elegant. Do not pass up this wine!!!
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Rating:
(7/10/2011)
Style: Big & Bold
Loved this wine. Deep, rich and full.
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Learn About Poggio San Polo Map ItMap It

The vineyards at San Polo were planted between 1990 and 2000 with the goal of making the highest quality Brunello di Montalcino. With an altitude of 1350 feet above sea level, their southern facing vineyard receives optimal sun exposure and is the highest in Montalcino. The vineyard also has natural terraces facing the stunning Sant" Antimo Valley and is entirely dedicated to...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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The 2011 Rubio has brilliant ruby red color with purple hues, this wine has intense aromas of red cherries, violets ...
Brilliant ruby red with purple hues, this wine has intense aromas of red cherries, violets and currants, followed by a ...
Winemaker's Notes Brilliant ruby red with purple hues, this wine has intense aromas of red cherries, violets and currants, followed ...
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