Castello di Volpaia

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese

8.925 ratings
9.01 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
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.

2 people found it helpfulDec 8th, 2018
Will Rogers

Amazing Chianti! Enjoying with buffalo ribeye

Amazing Chianti! Enjoying with buffalo ribeye

Apr 14th, 2020
Alain Desgagne

Good vine

Good vine

Nov 3rd, 2019
Hanibal

testing testing....the eagle has landed....very good QPR...if u find it get it

On reception we had to try. Dark ruby color.
On the nose black cherries, blackberries, cassis and thyme.

On the palate the attack is concentrated on cherries and a lot of cassis. The tannins are moderately high, the alcohol medium and the acidity medium high. In the middle of the mouth we detect notes of herbs and iron? .... the finale is refreshing with a nice acidity and supported by fine tannins but still present.

All in i was pleasantly surprised. Often I wonder about the reasoning behind the selection of WS top 10 but i must admit that this wine is worthy of this position with its attractive price and attributes. ready to be drunk now but should keep the road with that nice acidity. Their 2013 I tried not even 2 months in a restaurant. Very different style than this. I found this bottle more lifted and the fruit is more present. 91 for now likely higher down the road.

testing testing....the eagle has landed....very good QPR...if u find it get it

On reception we had to try. Dark ruby color.
On the nose black cherries, blackberries, cassis and thyme.

On the palate the attack is concentrated on cherries and a lot of cassis. The tannins are moderately high, the alcohol medium and the acidity medium high. In the middle of the mouth we detect notes of herbs and iron? .... the finale is refreshing with a nice acidity and supported by fine tannins but still present.

All in i was pleasantly surprised. Often I wonder about the reasoning behind the selection of WS top 10 but i must admit that this wine is worthy of this position with its attractive price and attributes. ready to be drunk now but should keep the road with that nice acidity. Their 2013 I tried not even 2 months in a restaurant. Very different style than this. I found this bottle more lifted and the fruit is more present. 91 for now likely higher down the road.

Jul 28th, 2019
Joe Lundy

Blackberry some cherry forward

Blackberry some cherry forward

May 9th, 2019
Matthew Davis

Bright and acidic and also tannic, but good. Some dark fruit on the aftertaste, but mostly tobacco or leather.

Bright and acidic and also tannic, but good. Some dark fruit on the aftertaste, but mostly tobacco or leather.

Mar 24th, 2019
Carlos Gonzalez

I dunno if more extraction or global warming have anything to do here. Either way I’m digging it. Super approachable. What’s not to like.

I dunno if more extraction or global warming have anything to do here. Either way I’m digging it. Super approachable. What’s not to like.

Feb 13th, 2019
Howard Greenfield

Very nice Chianti

Very nice Chianti

Feb 10th, 2019
Chris B.

Rich, tart, herbal... and very reasonably priced. Lots of cherry cordial vibes at first but keeps developing in the glass - did anyone else get mocha?

Rich, tart, herbal... and very reasonably priced. Lots of cherry cordial vibes at first but keeps developing in the glass - did anyone else get mocha?

Feb 2nd, 2019
John B
9.2

I see why this is WS #3 WOTY. Complex, immediately drinkable and a great value. Chianti Classico is such a great choice for those of us that don’t have a basement cellar and endless bank account to purchase wines and wait a decade for them to be drinkable.

I see why this is WS #3 WOTY. Complex, immediately drinkable and a great value. Chianti Classico is such a great choice for those of us that don’t have a basement cellar and endless bank account to purchase wines and wait a decade for them to be drinkable.

Dec 24th, 2018