Castello di Gabbiano

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese

8.8376 ratings
8.820 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
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
Jay Svoboda

I've had my ups and downs with Chianti/Sangiovese - including a previous encounter with Gabiano's entry level Chianti offering - and I just can't seem to find a solid foothold. Sometimes delicious, sometimes meh. This falls more on the meh side of things. Wound a bit too tight, both on the palette and nose, you get mostly earthy notes but miss out on the fruit. Even with time to open up this one just didn't deliver (I actually preferred the entry level offering).

I've had my ups and downs with Chianti/Sangiovese - including a previous encounter with Gabiano's entry level Chianti offering - and I just can't seem to find a solid foothold. Sometimes delicious, sometimes meh. This falls more on the meh side of things. Wound a bit too tight, both on the palette and nose, you get mostly earthy notes but miss out on the fruit. Even with time to open up this one just didn't deliver (I actually preferred the entry level offering).

3 people found it helpfulFeb 7th, 2015
Jen Duben

Really nice- buy again

Really nice- buy again

1 person found it helpfulNov 30th, 2014
Matthew De Zordo

Light and dry

Light and dry

1 person found it helpfulJul 28th, 2014
Rod Phillips

Absolutely lovely - artisan bread, some cheeses, olives, charcuterie and a warm breeze.

Absolutely lovely - artisan bread, some cheeses, olives, charcuterie and a warm breeze.

1 person found it helpfulJun 29th, 2014
Shelley Faria

Very good

Very good

1 person found it helpfulJun 1st, 2014
Matt Duncan

Nice brightness, length and progression. Gripping tannins but overall very balanced.

Nice brightness, length and progression. Gripping tannins but overall very balanced.

Mar 31st, 2017
Byron C Mayes

Deep ruby-garnet (blood?) red in the glass. Fully present nose of cherry and pencil shavings. Full body with medium plus acidity (softened by the touch of Merlot) and velvety tannins. Palate echoes the nose with a hint of vanilla midway. Finish is medium long and black. Solid.

Deep ruby-garnet (blood?) red in the glass. Fully present nose of cherry and pencil shavings. Full body with medium plus acidity (softened by the touch of Merlot) and velvety tannins. Palate echoes the nose with a hint of vanilla midway. Finish is medium long and black. Solid.

Sep 5th, 2016
Jusden Aumand

A little dried out and lacking depth.

A little dried out and lacking depth.

Nov 2nd, 2015
Shannon Hurley

Tasting Room manager Faustini Wines, Leader wine education classes, Main contributor for the Faustini wines blog, Introductory level for CMS

9.0

Lovely! Blackberry and some leather notes. Delicious Chianti

Lovely! Blackberry and some leather notes. Delicious Chianti

Feb 26th, 2015
Shirish Bhide

With best buddies Chenghez and Ayla

With best buddies Chenghez and Ayla

Feb 20th, 2015