Loire Valley Reds
Pinot Gris / Grigio / Blanc
Gamay / Beaujolais
Syrah / Shiraz
Rhone varietals / Rhone
Oregon & Washington
Amarone / Valpolicella
Italian Red - Other
Sangiovese / Tuscany
Chile & Argentina
Champagne & Sparkling Wine
Dessert Wine & Port
2009 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany
(94 Points) The 2009 Flaccianello della Pieve is a bit of a shock to the palate after 20 older vintages. Still, it is impossible to miss the wineâ€™s striking purity and finesse. Today the 2009 is a bit of a brute, but it should mellow out over the next 5-7 years as the tannins start to soften. Firm tannins frame layers of ripe, juicy fruit in this young, extroverted Flaccianello. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. I was in Panzano in mid-August 2009, just as a huge heat wave began to take hold of Northern Italy. Growers were tempted to pick early, but Sangiovese is a late-ripening variety that needs the extra hang time to develop its full range of aromas and flavors. Proprietor Giovanni Manetti waited until late September to start harvesting, and it paid off. His Sangiovese based wines in particular are fabulous in 2009. Wine Advocate #201, Jun 2012
List Price: $157.00
Your shopping cart is empty!
Wine Watch Events
Beringer Private Reserve Vertical Tasting and Component Blending Seminar
Fri, Jul 10, 2020
A meal without wine is called breakfast. I don’t ea...
Vintage Burgundy Red Wine tasting back to the 1966 vintage
Sat, Jul 11, 2020
Give me a taste of your fine, fine, wine. Ruby Sticky, sweet as summertime. Fine, Fine Wine...
Virtual Wine Tasting Featuring Sleight of Hand Cellars with Special Guest Trey Busch
Wed, Jul 15, 2020
Bring water, bring wine, boy! Bring flowering garlands to me! Yes, bring them, so that I may try a bou...
Vintage Champagne All-Stars Wine Tasting
Thu, Jul 16, 2020
"Why do you take aspirin with champagne?" Ivan in Author! Author! (1982) ...
Vintage Barolo and Barbaresco Wine Tasting
Fri, Jul 17, 2020
Vintage Barolo and Barbaresco Wine Tasting Friday, July 17th 7:30pm 1998 Pelissero Barbaresco Vanotu 199...
Fontodi Flaccianello Super Tuscan Vertical Tasting
Sat, Jul 18, 2020
If reassurances could dull pain, nobody would ever go to the trouble of pressing grapes. SCOTT LYNCH,...
Virtual Wine Tasting featuring Almaviva Winery with Special Guest Manuel Louzada
Wed, Jul 22, 2020
“There is truth in wine, but you never see it listed in the ingredients on the label” ― Josh Stern ...
Super Shiraz Wine Tasting featuring a vertical of Chris Ringland Three Rivers
Thu, Jul 23, 2020
“The food we were given was no more than eatable, but the patron was ...
Penfolds Grange Collectors Wine Tasting
Fri, Jul 24, 2020
"You have only so many bottles in your life, never drink a bad one." Len Evans &...
California Cult Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Tasting New Releases Featuring 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages
Sat, Jul 25, 2020
California Cult Cabernet Sauvignon New Release Wine Tasting Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:30 2013 Cardinale Caber...