Chianti Rùfina, Chianti

Castello di Volpaia

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2021

Believe it or not, in the early 1970’s there were less than a handful productive wineries in the Radda UGA; Castello di Volpaia was one of those. Radda was simply remote and difficult to get to. However, times have changed and today, there are more than 40 active wineries! Volpaia is somewhat unique in that its vineyards are some of the highest elevation in the entire Chianti Classico zone.

Popped and poured, the 2021 “Chianti Classico” pours a light ruby color with a transparent core; medium viscosity with no staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with light notes of cherry, orange pith, dried green herbs and earth. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is medium. If Radda has a reputation for more elegant wines, then Volpaia is a leading example. While it’s more “reserved” than many others, there is substance and has a story to be shared. Drink now with some patience but I think this will be even more enjoyable in the next 5-10 years.
— 11 days ago

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Castellare di Castellina

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2022

Nice quaff. Sometimes simple is all you need. Well balanced. Organic. Paired with penne alla vodka with sweet Italian sausage. From half bottle. — a day ago

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Agricola San Felice

Il Grigio da San Felice Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2020

This wine has a dark purple color and a complex nose. Aromas of black cherry, violets, anise, clove, leather and earth are plentiful in the bouquet. The palate offers a medium mouthfeel with great acidity and firm tannins. The fruit flavors are carried along by the more savory aspects of the profile. It is a wine which would love a pairing with a steak or a pork chop, or with a meaty stew. — a month ago

Anthony, Paul and 3 others liked this

Carpineto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2018

Medium Ruby red color with aromas of dark berry fruit and earthy spice, blend of 90% Sangiovese with rest Canaiolo. On the palate flavors of black cherry and plum with tobacco, floral and earthy cedar notes. Full-bodied, well balanced soft drying tannins on a smooth medium+ finish. Grab some Italian food and enjoy the great value wine. Consistent quality, a Fav!! — 17 hours ago

Tom, Anthony and 2 others liked this

Castello di Volpaia

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2019

Pale garnet colour, medium intensity, Sweet red cherry, Raspberry red plum, violets, blueberry, clay, black plum, blackcurrant, choco, toast, black pepper, prune, dust, dry leaves, vegetal.

Dry
High tannins
High acid
High alcohol
Long finish
Medium+ body

Pronounced black juicy fruit taste in my mouth.

Drink now and best to keep longer 

Very good.
— 3 days ago

Isole e Olena

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2019

Glorious. Nose is ripe strawberries with some raspberry in the background. Strawberries stay on the palate and linger into slight tar, cedar, and rose petals. Long finish. Moderate tannins. — 18 days ago

Ruffino

Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

This wine is colored dark purple, almost inky. The nose is wonderful, with an earthiness leading the way for plum, cherry and tar. The palate is loaded with dark fruit, earth and black pepper. The tannins are fairly smooth, but they work well against a Bolognese sauce. There is a nice acidity and a wonderful herbal finish. — 5 days ago

Fabio, Serge and 5 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2021

Deep Ruby color with aromas of red fruits, floral, citrus and smoky oak, 100% Sangiovese. On the palate flavors of ripe blackberry, cherry and plum flavors with floral notes, cacao, tobacco and toasty notes from oak aging. Fine ripe tannins, long finish ending with fruit and an earthy smoky mineral spice character. Nice! Will age! Organic! — 6 days ago

Juan, Dawn and 6 others liked this

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2012

JKT
9.2

New Year’s Eve celebration dinner with Margaret/Ed (Gloria’s uncle) Lun Kevin and David at Chinese place in South Philly. Excellent wine, balanced and nuanced. — 16 days ago

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Monteraponi

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2022

Genius stuff — 15 days ago

romo, Michael and 2 others liked this