Castello di Volpaia

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.934 ratings
8.84 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
Meredith Hu

Stem-my, orange peel, tart cherry, thyme, balsamic vinegar. Elevated acid, tannins, and medium body. Very pale ruby, little oak.

Stem-my, orange peel, tart cherry, thyme, balsamic vinegar. Elevated acid, tannins, and medium body. Very pale ruby, little oak.

Apr 18th, 2019
Ron R
8.8

Nice rich bouquet on the nose. Acid comes through initially. Good mid-palate texture. Nice notes of cherries, delicate oak treatment, but finishes a touch tart. Needs bottle age to help the acid relax.

Nice rich bouquet on the nose. Acid comes through initially. Good mid-palate texture. Nice notes of cherries, delicate oak treatment, but finishes a touch tart. Needs bottle age to help the acid relax.

Dec 8th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Lovely wine, but I’m feeling a bit of a Chianti purist at the moment and must note the purple hues and the presence of creamy vanillin oak character. Not offensive by any means, just not transmitting the purity and focus of Sangiovese that I look for in these wines. As far as hedonistic enjoyment is concerned it is wonderful.

Lovely wine, but I’m feeling a bit of a Chianti purist at the moment and must note the purple hues and the presence of creamy vanillin oak character. Not offensive by any means, just not transmitting the purity and focus of Sangiovese that I look for in these wines. As far as hedonistic enjoyment is concerned it is wonderful.

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2019
Peter Sultan

I think it deserves the higher score (at least on Delectable) because with air it really stretches out into a medium bodied, gracious beauty. Black fruited, rose petals, some wet leaves, & just overall lovely, smooth mouthfeel. Oh, and about 17$. That’s cray cray.

I think it deserves the higher score (at least on Delectable) because with air it really stretches out into a medium bodied, gracious beauty. Black fruited, rose petals, some wet leaves, & just overall lovely, smooth mouthfeel. Oh, and about 17$. That’s cray cray.

Jan 12th, 2020
Julia

Very nice Chianti. Found on sale $20.99

Very nice Chianti. Found on sale $20.99

Jan 4th, 2020
Barny

Respektflasche von Don, perfekt zur Pizza

Respektflasche von Don, perfekt zur Pizza

Jan 4th, 2020
Steve Cunneen

A bunch of VAupon opening that settled by night 2. Nice red fruit, moderate oak and light body despite the 14% abv. Solid wine but a little pricey at $28 for a CC that was not riserva or GS.

A bunch of VAupon opening that settled by night 2. Nice red fruit, moderate oak and light body despite the 14% abv. Solid wine but a little pricey at $28 for a CC that was not riserva or GS.

Nov 21st, 2019
Andrew E.

Bargain Chianti. Medium bodied, fruit forward, smooth.

Bargain Chianti. Medium bodied, fruit forward, smooth.

Jul 21st, 2019
Michael Amoruso

All good here. Sour black cherry, balsamic and herbs.

All good here. Sour black cherry, balsamic and herbs.

Jun 6th, 2019
T.Sean McKean

Delicious easy drinking Chianti. Perfect for summer slightly chilled. dark fruit on the mouth with a smooth finish

Delicious easy drinking Chianti. Perfect for summer slightly chilled. dark fruit on the mouth with a smooth finish

May 20th, 2019