Castellare di Castellina

Vigna Il Poggiale Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

9.115 ratings
8.82 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Adam Foster

Beverage Director Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop, Blue Coop Restaurant

9.2

Tastes "classic" but with 22 months French Oak. I'd say Modern-Classic. No vegetal leafiness. Round but not extracted. Well made and surprisingly refreshing for the 14.5abv. 2012

Tastes "classic" but with 22 months French Oak. I'd say Modern-Classic. No vegetal leafiness. Round but not extracted. Well made and surprisingly refreshing for the 14.5abv. 2012

Aug 28th, 2016
Matt Lasater

Same purity and finesse as the Chianti Classico with more earth, spice, and leathery tobacco tones. Love that they can convey such weight out of the Sangioveto without covering the wine with new oak makeup. Superb.

Same purity and finesse as the Chianti Classico with more earth, spice, and leathery tobacco tones. Love that they can convey such weight out of the Sangioveto without covering the wine with new oak makeup. Superb.

Mar 19th, 2016
Jack Petras

Earthy, leathery, red licorice aromas initially. Deep spicy red fruits mid palate, nice tartness, big cherry cordial flavored later on with incense and cinnamon. Very enjoyable wine, goes really well with dark chocolate which accentuates the fruit.

Earthy, leathery, red licorice aromas initially. Deep spicy red fruits mid palate, nice tartness, big cherry cordial flavored later on with incense and cinnamon. Very enjoyable wine, goes really well with dark chocolate which accentuates the fruit.

Feb 15th, 2017
Lisa Peju

Slightly dirty, and where is the mushroom pizza to go with this.

Slightly dirty, and where is the mushroom pizza to go with this.

May 22nd, 2016
Alex Altamirano

Nice chianti, smooth tannins, slightly oaky

Nice chianti, smooth tannins, slightly oaky

May 12th, 2016
Erica Parker

Clean, fresh, Rosemary, black cherry, Med+ acid

Clean, fresh, Rosemary, black cherry, Med+ acid

May 18th, 2015
Ian Downey

Not a concentrated vintage but still ripe, yet soft. Trademark acid, fruit, tannin balance from Castellare. Refined expression of CC Rsva.

Not a concentrated vintage but still ripe, yet soft. Trademark acid, fruit, tannin balance from Castellare. Refined expression of CC Rsva.

Jan 24th, 2016
Rafael E. Garcia

Sommelier, L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Las Vegas

8.5

Rafael E. had this 4 years ago

Rafael E. had this 4 years ago

Apr 17th, 2016
Jess Ownbey

Jess had this 3 years ago

Jess had this 3 years ago

Feb 9th, 2017
Benjamin Barrone

Benjamin had this 3 years ago

Benjamin had this 3 years ago

Dec 10th, 2016