Emma and I drank this and both found it very good and would buy again. Good on its own as it caused us to consider its layers. Of the case of reds we had Abby at City Vineyards pick out, this was a stand out. — 4 months ago
A wine I affectionately refer to as the “Goose Poop Wine”. This is a rather unique Chianti Classico in the Casa Emma line-up. The “Vignalparco” comes from a single 5-acre vineyard planted to Sangiovese that is solely managed by geese. That’s right, geese. In fact, the 2015 vintage marked the first year in which no mechanical vehicle of any kind even entered the vineyard! The geese eat insects and control weeds and grass and, of course, subsequently fertilize the vineyard.
This bottle was a pop and pour, served with our meal of pasta and sausage (a tomato-based sauce spiced with saffron). A striking deep ruby color with some noticeable sediment but nothing outrageous. Medium plus intensity. Red cherry fruit, underbrush, tomato leaf, an iron-rich damp earth thing on the nose. On the palate, tart cherry, almond skin, black lime (often used in Middle Eastern cuisine), and an almost sanguine-like character. Fine tannin; medium-plus acid; a long dry and satisfying finish. This paired fabulously with our meal and, compared with their standard Chianti Classico Riserva, a noticeably different expression of the terroir. — a month ago
Popped and poured; consumed over several hours. This bottle currently benefits from air; needing at least 30 minutes to really open. However, when it did, what a ride! Loads of bright cherry on the nose accompanied by leather, mushrooms, wet asphalt, tomato leaf, dried herbs, dry dusty earth. On the palate, tart cherries, minerals, and earth. Medium-plus tannins and medium-plus acid giving it plenty of structure. Long finish. A wine of incredible freshness and a stunning example of Chianti Classico Riserva. — 3 months ago
Nice, dry but slightly sweet, cheap -$5 from Trader Joe’s. Hard to beat for the price! — 3 years ago
I’m usually not a huge rosé fan. This was splendid. We had with deep dish pizza and it was quite pleasant. — 3 months ago
I don’t recall why I bought this several years ago, but Emma finished her CFA exam and we needed to celebrate and this was the only champagne we had in the house. She was worth it and it was worth it!￼ — 4 months ago