Castello di Ama

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.9475 ratings
8.962 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
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

Pretty. Perfect development. Plum. Leather. Earth.

Pretty. Perfect development. Plum. Leather. Earth.

Apr 11th, 2021
James Forsyth

Really delicious and a consistently great value wine across vintages. Red cherry, mint and orange bitters. Can't go wrong.

Really delicious and a consistently great value wine across vintages. Red cherry, mint and orange bitters. Can't go wrong.

Dec 6th, 2020
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9.2

The 2018 Chianti Classico Ama shows just how promising the vintage is. A burst of sweet red cherry fruit, cedar, leather, spice and orange peel give the 2018 a feeling of exuberance that is impossible to miss. The purity of the flavors is just striking. This is such a beautiful wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2020)

The 2018 Chianti Classico Ama shows just how promising the vintage is. A burst of sweet red cherry fruit, cedar, leather, spice and orange peel give the 2018 a feeling of exuberance that is impossible to miss. The purity of the flavors is just striking. This is such a beautiful wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2020)

Sep 18th, 2020
Brad Mate

Beautiful wine, right up there with the greats! Cherry, herbs and earth with a touch of sweetness on the finish. Medium weight with silky satin mouth feel, ...dryness persists on the finish. Obviously an incredible buy at $35.

Beautiful wine, right up there with the greats! Cherry, herbs and earth with a touch of sweetness on the finish. Medium weight with silky satin mouth feel, ...dryness persists on the finish. Obviously an incredible buy at $35.

Sep 10th, 2020
Douglas Braun

2015 vintage - really pretty floral soft and cherry fruit the most burgundy like Chianti Classico

2015 vintage - really pretty floral soft and cherry fruit the most burgundy like Chianti Classico

Oct 28th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Sour cherry, hint of rose petals and savory earth. Nice acidity.

Sour cherry, hint of rose petals and savory earth. Nice acidity.

May 14th, 2018
Andrew Harris

A LOT of Fruit !

A LOT of Fruit !

Mar 5th, 2018
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

7.9

I wanted to like this more given the other wines I've had from Castello di Ama. Lacked both structure and complexity. Lots of plumminess and cocoa, but not much else going on--

I wanted to like this more given the other wines I've had from Castello di Ama. Lacked both structure and complexity. Lots of plumminess and cocoa, but not much else going on--

3 people found it helpfulJul 18th, 2014
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.1

Cleansing front of the mouth tannins, cherry, earth, lots of concentration and good acid, pretty damn good Sangiovese. Where's the pasta??

Cleansing front of the mouth tannins, cherry, earth, lots of concentration and good acid, pretty damn good Sangiovese. Where's the pasta??

2 people found it helpfulJun 9th, 2013
Jeremiah Allen

This was before the 1982 sale of Castello. Little info, but this is pre-replanting of mid-80s, very pastoral expression. Eye opening Tuscan gem.

This was before the 1982 sale of Castello. Little info, but this is pre-replanting of mid-80s, very pastoral expression. Eye opening Tuscan gem.

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2019