Castello di Volpaia

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese

8.9282 ratings
8.936 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
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9.2

The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Castello di Volpaia is a dark, powerful wine. Black cherry, smoke, licorice, incense, mocha menthol, lavender and leather infuse this virile, brooding Riserva with tons of character. In this tasting, the Riserva stands out for its depth and weighty substance. This is a decidedly virile wine from Volpaia. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2019)

The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Castello di Volpaia is a dark, powerful wine. Black cherry, smoke, licorice, incense, mocha menthol, lavender and leather infuse this virile, brooding Riserva with tons of character. In this tasting, the Riserva stands out for its depth and weighty substance. This is a decidedly virile wine from Volpaia. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2019)

Aug 23rd, 2019
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Earth, dried fruit. Aromatic.

Earth, dried fruit. Aromatic.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2016
Ron R
9.0

This has a deeper nose, and extraction on the palate. Displays a mid-palate warmth, and weighty mouthfeel. Luscious, suave mouthfeel. Very well behaved. Good stuff.

This has a deeper nose, and extraction on the palate. Displays a mid-palate warmth, and weighty mouthfeel. Luscious, suave mouthfeel. Very well behaved. Good stuff.

1 person found it helpfulDec 8th, 2018
Alex Powell

From taste: Very herbal, with white pepper, clove and rosemary at the fore, cherry liqour and a touch of mushroom. Good intensity. Very rich, bursting with cherries, quite fat palate, lush and finishes herbal again. Fine length, acidity is low but offering its pleasure now with your spaghetti bolognese.

From taste: Very herbal, with white pepper, clove and rosemary at the fore, cherry liqour and a touch of mushroom. Good intensity. Very rich, bursting with cherries, quite fat palate, lush and finishes herbal again. Fine length, acidity is low but offering its pleasure now with your spaghetti bolognese.

1 person found it helpfulOct 7th, 2015
Doug Thomson

A lot of fruit, but missing the earthy/dusty quality that I like so much in Chiantis. 2010.

A lot of fruit, but missing the earthy/dusty quality that I like so much in Chiantis. 2010.

1 person found it helpfulOct 30th, 2014
Daron Watson

g!ddy up

g!ddy up

Jan 7th, 2016
Harrison Fong

Quaffer.

Quaffer.

Jul 24th, 2015
Celia Erickson

not as high in tannins as expected from Chianti, lots of leather and tar, dark fruits and spices

not as high in tannins as expected from Chianti, lots of leather and tar, dark fruits and spices

Jul 2nd, 2015
Xander Pavlik

Top 100 wine spectator list. Fantastic Chianti! Smooth but subtlety dry.

Top 100 wine spectator list. Fantastic Chianti! Smooth but subtlety dry.

Dec 27th, 2014
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

7.7

For Jimmy Hayes' bday. He is actually aging better than this bottle.

For Jimmy Hayes' bday. He is actually aging better than this bottle.

Nov 22nd, 2014