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Bolla Sangiovese Blend Chianti 2006

Member Review by daveferrick:

While this was opened only 2-3 years after being bottled, if you decant and aerate it for a good hour, the tannins will soften and you'll be treated to a nice, subtle black cherry flavor. I'll definitely buy another bottle and age it.

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Bolla:
Like all great legacies, the story of Bolla wines begins simply enough with one man, Abele Bolla. Abele lived in northern Italy in the Veneto region where he ran a small family inn. Wishing to offer his guests a superior experience, Abele made a decision that would launch his family’s business into the international spotlight. He decided to make and serve his own wine, a Soave. The year was 188... Read more
Like all great legacies, the story of Bolla wines begins simply enough with one man, Abele Bolla. Abele lived in northern Italy in the Veneto region where he ran a small family inn. Wishing to offer his guests a superior experience, Abele made a decision that would launch his family’s business into the international spotlight. He decided to make and serve his own wine, a Soave. The year was 1883. The Soave Abele made was a fresh, crisp golden-hued wine. It was immediately recognized as being true to the land, a wine that captured the essence of the Veneto region. Requests for Abele’s wine grew as more and more friends, family and guests tasted his handiwork. It was not long before the Bolla family dedicated all its time to producing fine regional wines from Italy. And the rest, as the saying goes, is history. Fast-forward a century and a quarter. Today all award-winning Bolla wines are hand-harvested and created in Italy. The distinct flavors of the grapes can be attributed to the unique climate, soil and temperature of the region in which they are grown. Our goal is to capture those nuances so you will experience an authentic taste of Italy in every glass of Bolla wine. Read less

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Snooth User: daveferrick
9713095
3.50 5
12/05/2008

While this was opened only 2-3 years after being bottled, if you decant and aerate it for a good hour, the tannins will soften and you'll be treated to a nice, subtle black cherry flavor. I'll definitely buy another bottle and age it.


Snooth User: doubleagame
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1.00 5
02/19/2009

Let me sum it up this way -- I've had better "2 buck chuck". It's possible that part of the problem was not reading Daveferrick's review before sampling, and therefore not knowing that I would do better to aerate this leathery red for at least an hour. Be forewarned, if you do not decant the consequence is tannin overload.


Snooth User: coryhwhite357
135358180
2.00 5
09/25/2010

The color of this wine is a deep ruby red and is clear. The nose is full of plum and summer fruits, mixed with LOADS of barrel notes. The initial taste is same as the nose with a medium mouth coat. The follow-through has shart throat feel and lingers for a "while", otherwise, same as the initial taste. For the pairings, I would pair this with pasta made from a bottled pasta sauce for the kids who you know will throw it across the room... Note: I let this decant for at least an hour before sampling, then let it sit for another hour. Yup, no better...



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