Starts with smoky, black cherry aromas and a hint of stewed tomato and tobacco. Drinks soft, gentle and complex. There’s a chewy meatiness to the flavors and textures that’s appealing. It finishes nicely: dry, elegant and clean.
With an intensity of almond paste and charcuterie at first sniff, this nice Pinot Grigio from the Sangiovese specialists at Vino Noceto is light in color but rich in mouthfeel, with a flowery, apricot flavor. Its finish is smooth and a smidge sweet.
Another of Noceto’s stellar small-production Sangiovese, this one plummy with tobacco and sour cherry most prominent and a slight hint of sweetness as it finishes. Dos Oakies comes from the winery’s oldest vineyard section of Sangiovese and has a loyal following of Sangiovese lovers.
Much higher production than Noceto’s Riserva and sourced more broadly, this Sangiovese is more rustic and earthy, its cranberry flavors bursting from the seams, and would be yummy with thin-crust pizza.