Castello di Ama

Vigneto San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

9.166 ratings
9.213 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
Bob McDonald

Extremely savoury on nose and palate but is there ANY fruit? Medium bodied with earthy cherry notes finishing with sandy drying tannins. Similar notes to 156 weeks ago. Starting to come together after 9 years but to be honest it has not lived up to its #6 wine for 2014 with Wine Spectator. I have about 4 left so its progress will be interesting.

Extremely savoury on nose and palate but is there ANY fruit? Medium bodied with earthy cherry notes finishing with sandy drying tannins. Similar notes to 156 weeks ago. Starting to come together after 9 years but to be honest it has not lived up to its #6 wine for 2014 with Wine Spectator. I have about 4 left so its progress will be interesting.

Jan 22nd, 2019
Kevin Ortzman

The floral buds on wild berries in the field - wow!! An amazing vino as we plan our Italy trip.

The floral buds on wild berries in the field - wow!! An amazing vino as we plan our Italy trip.

Aug 30th, 2016
April Amys

Thought this was a Left Bank Bordeaux, blind. Cacao nibs, tar, leather, acid, but med at best on length.

Thought this was a Left Bank Bordeaux, blind. Cacao nibs, tar, leather, acid, but med at best on length.

Apr 6th, 2016
Jeff Meyers

Great intensity pretty structure lively acidity. Bright red fruit. More years ahead of this wine. Delicious.

Great intensity pretty structure lively acidity. Bright red fruit. More years ahead of this wine. Delicious.

Apr 12th, 2015
Brett Zimmerman

Master Sommelier, Owner Boulder Wine Merchant

9.4

Outstanding, concentrated, detailed. Great Chianti.

Outstanding, concentrated, detailed. Great Chianti.

Feb 1st, 2015
Danielle Price

Owner Maison du Prix Wines, Cofounder Coup de Foudre, Former Executive Director of Wine Wynn Resorts

8.9

An elegant chianti - drinking beautifully. My favorite AMA wine.

An elegant chianti - drinking beautifully. My favorite AMA wine.

Sep 29th, 2014
Ghislain Gaudreau

Not as good as a bottle I had last year. Great nose but some acidity scrap the show.

Not as good as a bottle I had last year. Great nose but some acidity scrap the show.

Apr 14th, 2019
Bruce Leboff

Nice smooth well rounded Chianti - expected it to be quite closed. Surprisingly approachable for their Gran Selezione wine. Will see how it evolves but likely should be enjoyed over the coming 2 or three years. WS ranked it #6 wine in 2014 - with a 95 score. That's higher than I give it. Cheers

Nice smooth well rounded Chianti - expected it to be quite closed. Surprisingly approachable for their Gran Selezione wine. Will see how it evolves but likely should be enjoyed over the coming 2 or three years. WS ranked it #6 wine in 2014 - with a 95 score. That's higher than I give it. Cheers

Sep 24th, 2016
Evelyn Marin

As good as Chianti gets.

As good as Chianti gets.

May 18th, 2016
Joel Zambrano

Amazing Sangiovese! Great mild tannins and red fruit flavors!

Amazing Sangiovese! Great mild tannins and red fruit flavors!

Apr 11th, 2016