Isole e Olena

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.978 ratings
9.013 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
Andrew Lohse

Red cherry, savory herbs. Med- on palate, rush of acid. Expressive.

Red cherry, savory herbs. Med- on palate, rush of acid. Expressive.

Mar 17th, 2018
Allison Lyzenga

Medium ruby; pronounced intensity aromas of red cherry, rose petals, earth; dry, high acid, high tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, pronounced intensity flavors of red cherry, red currant, toast, earth, mushroom

Medium ruby; pronounced intensity aromas of red cherry, rose petals, earth; dry, high acid, high tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, pronounced intensity flavors of red cherry, red currant, toast, earth, mushroom

Feb 10th, 2018
Kiley Baker

Certified Specialist of Wine/Educator/Owner of Wine Genie LLC

8.9

This producer never disappoints IMHO

This producer never disappoints IMHO

Jan 20th, 2018
Chip Hughes

Tack room, raspberry, roses. Typical lifted Isole style, with just the tiniest touch of va. The best Classico of the vintage? #isoleeolena #sangiovese #chianticlassico

Tack room, raspberry, roses. Typical lifted Isole style, with just the tiniest touch of va. The best Classico of the vintage? #isoleeolena #sangiovese #chianticlassico

Dec 24th, 2017
Scott Taddeo

Not the best vintage of this wine but it's always a pleasure

Not the best vintage of this wine but it's always a pleasure

Jul 31st, 2017
Jay Kline

Popped and poured. A very good example of CC. Cranberries, mulberries, black tea, dried herbs. An excellent accompaniment to pasta all’arrabbiata.

Popped and poured. A very good example of CC. Cranberries, mulberries, black tea, dried herbs. An excellent accompaniment to pasta all’arrabbiata.

1 person found it helpfulSep 17th, 2018
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.7

LOVE. Cherries, cranberries, dried herbs and flowers, intense minerality. $23???? Get out. Value of the century.

LOVE. Cherries, cranberries, dried herbs and flowers, intense minerality. $23???? Get out. Value of the century.

1 person found it helpfulSep 12th, 2018
J Clampitt

Wonderful wine. Very nice, smooth and reasonably full bodied. Really liked this one.

Wonderful wine. Very nice, smooth and reasonably full bodied. Really liked this one.

1 person found it helpfulMar 9th, 2018
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

7.9

Med - intensity and complexity. Nose was driven by red cherry, red berries, leather, and herbs. An awkward pallet with disjointed acid and a slight metallic note. #isoleeolena #chianticlassico #sangiovese #tuscany #italy #ctbucklinwine

Med - intensity and complexity. Nose was driven by red cherry, red berries, leather, and herbs. An awkward pallet with disjointed acid and a slight metallic note. #isoleeolena #chianticlassico #sangiovese #tuscany #italy #ctbucklinwine

Apr 27th, 2017
Ely Cohn

Traditional Chianti with classic profile and construction you’d expect from a quality winemaker. It has fresh gravel and soil aromas mixed into green herbs, strawberry, cedar, graphite, and minerals. High acid but all very well balanced. Flavors of tart wild cranberries and green strawberry.

Traditional Chianti with classic profile and construction you’d expect from a quality winemaker. It has fresh gravel and soil aromas mixed into green herbs, strawberry, cedar, graphite, and minerals. High acid but all very well balanced. Flavors of tart wild cranberries and green strawberry.

Oct 3rd, 2018