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Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2015

Ron R

Looks like strawberries in the glass. Spring flowers on the nose. Red fruits burst to life on the palete. Displays precision with bright acidity. A pleasant surprise... — 5 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Nice wines!
Ron R

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Lovely tasting today @Hugh O'Riordan. USQ Wines in NY do a great (free) tasting at the weekends. I was impressed with their lineup today. But they all require time in bottle.


Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 1973

Had an old wooden drawer whiff on the nose that I couldn’t shake. Palate was clean and tasted of dried leather and some delicate red fruit still hanging on. Super interesting example — 5 days ago

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Tenuta di Nozzole

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2010

V10. Decant 30 minutes min. Soft cedar and tobacco nose. Rich, thick, blackberry, currant and tar fruit. Dry, tight, smooth leather finish. Nicely balanced. — 6 days ago


Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2013

Continuing to work my way through wines I don’t drink a lot I could be tested on. I’m rather fond of this one and it’s an exemplary standard Chianti Classico: tart red fruit, tomato, something sanguine and a full yet well-knitted backbone of tannins and acid to ballast all. Images of pizza are now dancing in my head. Thank god this wine was easier to comprehend than The Shape of Water. Jut sat through my screener of that and have no idea what to make of it. With this wine I just know I should drink it. But also maybe make pizza. — 19 days ago

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MaJ CappS

MaJ CappS

I always have images of pizza in my head :)
Ellen Clifford

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@Phil A cheers! 🥂
Ellen Clifford

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@MaJ CappS yeah I ended up some healthy veggies and lentil soup—not nearly as fun as pizza although lentils seem to go okay with Sangiovese too😊


Riserva di Famiglia Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2014

Viscous and legs-producing liquid with purple-red color; a delicious stonybrook chlorine minerality comes first on the nose followed by dark small mulberries and blackberries, dusty notes, and a clear oak profile with spices and vanillin; mouthfilling high acid and tannins integrate fairly well with the fruit and spices and end with a chest-burning satisfying medium-length finish (14% alcohol). Good price-to-quality ratio. Had with Beaufort and Kaltbach cheeses accompanied by Louie and the Dukes of Dixieland on vinyl. — 14 days ago

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Fattoria Le Fonti

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2011

Monster. I went to this winery. Met Vicky Schmidt and her family. She was holding a baby in 2008 and watching the dog while leading the wine tour and her husband was bottling their wine. This was one of the best moments of my life. I love this winery. — 22 days ago

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Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2012

When I want sangiovese, I ‘call’ Felsina! Even the CC is impressive! 👌🏻 — 5 days ago

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Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2013

Everything I want for pasta and red sauce, paired perfectly. Really good for $20. — 10 days ago

Eric, Mike and 6 others liked this


Chianti Classico Sangiovese 1999

Real frame, real body. Secondary, tertiary notes coming out with age. . . Moss, funk, tobacco. Black cherry - spice - texture. Still fresh. Lingering tannins, med to med+ acid. Excellent. — 5 days ago


Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend 2014

Dried herbs, red and black cherry, dusty, anise. Darker fruit side of Chianti. Energetic acidity and taught tannin backbone. Well done. — 5 days ago