Fior di Vino

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.361 ratings
8.74 pro ratings
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
Renato Hoyle

Value for $6

Value for $6

Jun 8th, 2020
Ken Z
8.8

Drank 10\3\19. Nice with baked ziti.

Bright cherry, and just a hint of earth and sweet spice on the nose. Flavors of juicy, red cherry and a touch of earth. Medium tannins and finish. Overall a much stronger effort than the '14. Won't blow you away, but a nice everyday drinker.

3\21\7\4\3 +50 =88 pts.

Drank 10\3\19. Nice with baked ziti.

Bright cherry, and just a hint of earth and sweet spice on the nose. Flavors of juicy, red cherry and a touch of earth. Medium tannins and finish. Overall a much stronger effort than the '14. Won't blow you away, but a nice everyday drinker.

3\21\7\4\3 +50 =88 pts.

Oct 4th, 2019
Ken Z
8.6

Drank 12/15/18. Nice pairing with pizza.

Trader Joe's value wine at $7

Nose of red fruits with some mint anf pine, atypical for a Chianti classico. Flavors of sour red cherry, forest floor and tar. Medium tannins. Medium finish

3/20/7/3/3 +50 = 86.

Drank 12/15/18. Nice pairing with pizza.

Trader Joe's value wine at $7

Nose of red fruits with some mint anf pine, atypical for a Chianti classico. Flavors of sour red cherry, forest floor and tar. Medium tannins. Medium finish

3/20/7/3/3 +50 = 86.

2 people found it helpfulDec 17th, 2018
Levi Joseph Dawson

Been a while since I’ve had a Chianti. Pretty average, held up nicely to penne with cream sauce. Good bitterness, like a nice Italian espresso.

Been a while since I’ve had a Chianti. Pretty average, held up nicely to penne with cream sauce. Good bitterness, like a nice Italian espresso.

1 person found it helpfulSep 8th, 2019
Sarah Worner

This wine exceeded my expectations. For an $8 bottle from Trader Joe’s I set the bar low, but this wine surprisingly had some beautiful, fairly complex flavors. Cherry and plum are notes, with mice over lays of vanilla, nutmeg and some hazelnut. Nothing too over powering on the palate. For the price, it’s pretty darn good and would get better with age. Letting it breathe for a bit helped as well.

This wine exceeded my expectations. For an $8 bottle from Trader Joe’s I set the bar low, but this wine surprisingly had some beautiful, fairly complex flavors. Cherry and plum are notes, with mice over lays of vanilla, nutmeg and some hazelnut. Nothing too over powering on the palate. For the price, it’s pretty darn good and would get better with age. Letting it breathe for a bit helped as well.

1 person found it helpfulJul 8th, 2018
Jay Miah

Easy drinking. Dry. Meh

Easy drinking. Dry. Meh

Dec 4th, 2020
Eric

TJs - so so

TJs - so so

Oct 31st, 2020
Philip Cook

Cheap and cheerful. Excellent with stuffed mushrooms and basil pesto salmon. $7 at Trader Joe’s.

Cheap and cheerful. Excellent with stuffed mushrooms and basil pesto salmon. $7 at Trader Joe’s.

Oct 3rd, 2020
Justin

$7 at Trader Joe’s. Can’t beat this price. Maybe best QPR at TJs! Classic Chianti.

$7 at Trader Joe’s. Can’t beat this price. Maybe best QPR at TJs! Classic Chianti.

May 23rd, 2020
Brandy

Ick. TJs fail.

Ick. TJs fail.

May 11th, 2020