Tolaini Valdisanti Toscana 2008

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 129151
  • V90
  • ST90
  • JS90
Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

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:

Winemaker's Notes

Youthful, rich dark fruit, berry and cassis aromas meld with notable French oak spice. On the palate, Valdisanti is full-bodied with deep but reserved fruit flavors framed by rich oak. The excellent balance of fruit intensity with fine tannins indicates a cellar worthy wine.

Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Sangiovese 20%, Cabernet Franc 5%

Critical Acclaim

"A balanced and fruity red with minerals and berries. Medium-to-full body, with fine tannins and a delicious finish. Drink now."
90 Points

"Ruby-red. Floral, highly perfumed aromas of cassis, violet and mint. Intensely flavored and penetrating, with very good volume to its black fruit, cedar and mint flavors. The long finish shows a mounting tannic quality and classic dryness."
90 Points

"A balanced and fruity red with minerals and berries. Medium-to-full body, with fine tannins and a delicious finish. Drink now."
90 Points

"The 2008 Valdisanti impresses for its layered personality, something that was quite difficult to achieve in this vintage. Plums, black cherries, sage, incense and sweet tobacco are some of the many notes that are woven into a soft fabric of notable class. Floral notes add freshness and balance on the finish. Valdisanti is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc."
90 Points

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Jas P - Annapolis, MD (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/20/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
Very enjoyable, but too pricey. If you can get it under $25, I think you would find it worth it.
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Learn About Tolaini

Castelnuovo Beraradenga is the jewel of the Chianti Classico region, capable of producing wines of power and elegance, intensity and longevity. In this exceptional land, Tolaini Estate's vineyards cover 160 acres of the estate's 267 acres. The Montebello vineyard has signature galestro (friable clay and limestone) soils. The San Giovanni vineyard has more porous tufa soils. Both...

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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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