Castellare di Castellina

Chianti Classico Sangiovese

8.9404 ratings
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Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
Christine Havens

Resplendent notes of black cherry and Italian plum. Medium-bodied and well structured, with surprisingly smooth tannins. Black tea on the back palate and earthy notes. Lovely now, or hold for another five years or so.

Resplendent notes of black cherry and Italian plum. Medium-bodied and well structured, with surprisingly smooth tannins. Black tea on the back palate and earthy notes. Lovely now, or hold for another five years or so.

6 people found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2014
Nikki Erpelding

One of the best expressions of Chianti Classico out there, 2012 does not disappoint, unfiltered.

One of the best expressions of Chianti Classico out there, 2012 does not disappoint, unfiltered.

2 people found it helpfulJun 28th, 2015
Brett Fromme

Awesome Chianti! Cherry liquor and cedar on the nose. Cherry, sour cherry, herbs and some subtle wood in the mouth. My new favorite Chianti Classico. You could spend a lot more and still not match the sophistication in this Chianti. Looking forward to tasting everything Castellare di Castellina produces!

Awesome Chianti! Cherry liquor and cedar on the nose. Cherry, sour cherry, herbs and some subtle wood in the mouth. My new favorite Chianti Classico. You could spend a lot more and still not match the sophistication in this Chianti. Looking forward to tasting everything Castellare di Castellina produces!

1 person found it helpfulOct 28th, 2015
Jennifer Reichardt

Full fruit forward, pretty good Chianti with our amazing cured meat sandwiches.

Full fruit forward, pretty good Chianti with our amazing cured meat sandwiches.

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

Аромат неуверенный, пряный, с мускатным орехом, пионами, красными садовыми цветами. Деликатно, но не зажигает. 15/20 (84/100)

Аромат неуверенный, пряный, с мускатным орехом, пионами, красными садовыми цветами. Деликатно, но не зажигает. 15/20 (84/100)

1 person found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2014
Michael Antonoff

Michael had this 4 years ago

Michael had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 7th, 2013
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.7

Savory, sour cherry notes tart cherry finish

Savory, sour cherry notes tart cherry finish

May 28th, 2017
Levi Glenn

A true classic. Loam, amaro and red fruit. Solid acid and young chalky tannins on the finish. Almost the best wine you could have with pasta bolognese. Probably would have been better with a splash decant.

A true classic. Loam, amaro and red fruit. Solid acid and young chalky tannins on the finish. Almost the best wine you could have with pasta bolognese. Probably would have been better with a splash decant.

Aug 12th, 2016
Christopher Cordero

Good vintage displaying classic herbal and cherry notes. Stock up since the '14 will need some developing.

Good vintage displaying classic herbal and cherry notes. Stock up since the '14 will need some developing.

Mar 16th, 2016
Jeff Burrows

Nice cherries & leather, clearly Italian

Nice cherries & leather, clearly Italian

Feb 11th, 2015