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Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese

8.738 ratings
8.33 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Byron C Mayes

Dark, clear reddish purple in the glass. Nose is shy on opening, eventually yielding black raspberry and patent leather. This is echoed in the lighter than expected palate. Tannins are manageable (medium) on opening — a little too much for the appellation — and soften significantly with air. Acidity is characteristically bright (medium plus). Finish is medium long and dark. Clearly made for food, and priced to go with just about anything. You could probably hold this for a bit, but you only paid fifteen bucks. Drink this now for a “lite” Riserva experience. Cellar your Brunello and pricier Riservas.

Dark, clear reddish purple in the glass. Nose is shy on opening, eventually yielding black raspberry and patent leather. This is echoed in the lighter than expected palate. Tannins are manageable (medium) on opening — a little too much for the appellation — and soften significantly with air. Acidity is characteristically bright (medium plus). Finish is medium long and dark. Clearly made for food, and priced to go with just about anything. You could probably hold this for a bit, but you only paid fifteen bucks. Drink this now for a “lite” Riserva experience. Cellar your Brunello and pricier Riservas.

Mar 31st, 2018
Sean Trulby

Delicious! Smooth and fruity

Delicious! Smooth and fruity

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2014
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

7.2

Too acidic.

Too acidic.

Dec 12th, 2015
Greg Calhoon

A bit of bite at first but got much better after 30 minutes of air. I like it. Nice change from California wines.

A bit of bite at first but got much better after 30 minutes of air. I like it. Nice change from California wines.

Apr 8th, 2017
Christopher Connole

Not as dry as we would like. Smooth but a bit sweet

Not as dry as we would like. Smooth but a bit sweet

Mar 12th, 2017
Stacie Baptista

Smooth cherry with a spicy finish.

Smooth cherry with a spicy finish.

Dec 12th, 2016
Katie LaDue

Loved these flavors 👌🏽 Deeper berry tones but not too fruity or sweet

Loved these flavors 👌🏽 Deeper berry tones but not too fruity or sweet

Oct 23rd, 2016
Michael Giordano

Had with Tiff v-day 2016

Had with Tiff v-day 2016

Sep 11th, 2016
Leland

Tasty, would buy again

Tasty, would buy again

Aug 5th, 2016
Austin Blackwell

Nice cherry, red plum, and cranberry aromas along with anise and a little leather. Palate matches with the fruit aromas and oak is fairly well integrated.

Nice cherry, red plum, and cranberry aromas along with anise and a little leather. Palate matches with the fruit aromas and oak is fairly well integrated.

May 9th, 2016