Castello di Ama

Gran Selezione San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

9.130 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese, Malvasia Nera, Merlot
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
Jesse Fox

Beautiful aromatics strong acidity and great tannin. Could easily age for 5 more years. Strong fresh red and blue fruit with savory tannin and finish. Does better with more air.

Beautiful aromatics strong acidity and great tannin. Could easily age for 5 more years. Strong fresh red and blue fruit with savory tannin and finish. Does better with more air.

Dec 22nd, 2020
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.2

Cherry, plum, dirty socks, walnut shells, forest floor. Really good.

Cherry, plum, dirty socks, walnut shells, forest floor. Really good.

Nov 1st, 2017
Jeff Miller

Celebrating a new job offer tonight with some Filet Mignon and this beauty of a wine I’ve been sitting on. Rich and brooding fruit forward Chianti with a savory backbone. Blackberry, black cherry and plum skin, charred herbs, forest floor, new leather, dried purple flowers and sweet and spicy baking spices (clove and cinnamon). Medium plus acidity with medium plus, grippy tannins, medium plus body, long length of finish. High quality wine from one of the best Chianti producers out there. Definitely a treat!

Celebrating a new job offer tonight with some Filet Mignon and this beauty of a wine I’ve been sitting on. Rich and brooding fruit forward Chianti with a savory backbone. Blackberry, black cherry and plum skin, charred herbs, forest floor, new leather, dried purple flowers and sweet and spicy baking spices (clove and cinnamon). Medium plus acidity with medium plus, grippy tannins, medium plus body, long length of finish. High quality wine from one of the best Chianti producers out there. Definitely a treat!

Nov 9th, 2019
Michael Meyer

Great texture, balance, and elegance. Intense plump cherry, spice, tobacco, hint of mint, violet...fantastic!

Great texture, balance, and elegance. Intense plump cherry, spice, tobacco, hint of mint, violet...fantastic!

Jan 1st, 2019
Cathy Levy

2013 vintage ... delicious! Earthy & sophisticated.

2013 vintage ... delicious! Earthy & sophisticated.

Dec 22nd, 2018
Marc Melser

We had the 2013 Vintage on 8/17-18/18. Cinnamon and dark fruit on the bouquet. Strawberry, , oak and a little spice and leather. The tannins held this together. Can age for years. A good, medium bodied wine.

We had the 2013 Vintage on 8/17-18/18. Cinnamon and dark fruit on the bouquet. Strawberry, , oak and a little spice and leather. The tannins held this together. Can age for years. A good, medium bodied wine.

Aug 18th, 2018
Miles Perry

Highly rated but just ok to me.

Highly rated but just ok to me.

Jun 9th, 2018
Mark Rosse

A baby with promise!

A baby with promise!

Jul 2nd, 2017
Wulf Losee

2013 vintage opened 2017. I want to give this more than a 9.0, but I can't right now. Out of the bottle it's very tight with almost no bouquet. Nice Tanic structure though. Soft mouth feel all the way through to the end through to a slightly tart finish on the back pallet. Once it opens up, it's a different story. A bouquet of cherries and saddle leather. We start to get some fruit on the front pallet, but the tannic body seems to deteriorate. The whole structure starts to get a bit watery. Still a very nice wine, but not great. Granted, I'm drinking this very very very young.

2013 vintage opened 2017. I want to give this more than a 9.0, but I can't right now. Out of the bottle it's very tight with almost no bouquet. Nice Tanic structure though. Soft mouth feel all the way through to the end through to a slightly tart finish on the back pallet. Once it opens up, it's a different story. A bouquet of cherries and saddle leather. We start to get some fruit on the front pallet, but the tannic body seems to deteriorate. The whole structure starts to get a bit watery. Still a very nice wine, but not great. Granted, I'm drinking this very very very young.

Feb 14th, 2017
Zach Barnes

Lucca dinner

Lucca dinner

Feb 1st, 2017