Weekend Wine Sips: Angelini Sangiovese 2008, Colli Pesaresi, Marche, Italy. | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Six eclectic white wines and four reds today, ranging in price from about $13 to $25, with a couple that merit ranking as Bargains and Values. As usual, little in the way of historical, geographical or technical detail; instead I offer quick reviews intended to pique your interest and whet your palate. These were all samples for review, and the order is alphabetical.

  • Angelini Sangiovese 2008, Colli Pesaresi, Marche, Italy. 13.5% alc. Medium ruby color; lovely warm sangiovese nose of dried red currants, cloves, black tea and orange zest; pert acidity, an element of graphite-like minerality and a rather lean structure contribute to a sense of spareness and angularity, though the wine never loses its charm and appeal. Drink through the end of 2013. Very Good+. About $16
  • Brancaia “Tre” 2010, Toscana, Italy
  • Edna Valley Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Central Coast, California. 
  • Franz Keller “Schwarzer Adler” Pinot Blanc 2010, Baden, Germany
  • Hooker Betsy’s Vineyard “Home Pitch” Syrah 2010, Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California.
  • Poliziano Lohsa 2010, Morellino di Scansano, Tuscany, Italy
  • Santiago Ruiz 2011, Rias Baixas, Spain
  • Treana 2010, Central Coast, California
  • Wente Riverbank Riesling 2011, Arroyo Seco, Monterey, California
  • William Hill Chardonnay 2010, Napa Valley, California