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Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.9358 ratings
8.925 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
Joyce Lin

Red cherry, black cherry, violet, rose petal, dried herbs, juicy, med plus body, med plus tannin, licorice, candied cherry. Med to med plus finish Decent Chianti Classico Riserva.

Red cherry, black cherry, violet, rose petal, dried herbs, juicy, med plus body, med plus tannin, licorice, candied cherry. Med to med plus finish Decent Chianti Classico Riserva.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2019
Conor Harrigan

Nice sangiovese. Aged 24 months in french oak. Just the right touch of brett on the nose to add character, without compromising the plate. Herbaceous, with a touch of fruit and almond on the nose, too. Flavors are balanced on the palate. Mouthfeel is a touch off, but it's very enjoyable. Will try to find more of this wine. Worth 28 bucks? Not so sure; won't be buying a case, just a couple.

Nice sangiovese. Aged 24 months in french oak. Just the right touch of brett on the nose to add character, without compromising the plate. Herbaceous, with a touch of fruit and almond on the nose, too. Flavors are balanced on the palate. Mouthfeel is a touch off, but it's very enjoyable. Will try to find more of this wine. Worth 28 bucks? Not so sure; won't be buying a case, just a couple.

1 person found it helpfulJul 27th, 2015
Julieluvswine

Best & last bottle out of the 6 I had. A surprising freshness veined through the classic chianti notes

Best & last bottle out of the 6 I had. A surprising freshness veined through the classic chianti notes

Jul 15th, 2015
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.8

Chianti Riserva fix. Very nice.

Chianti Riserva fix. Very nice.

Jun 20th, 2015
Bob Halifax

Sad day. This little gem (as I remember it from a past Vancouver Wine Festival) was corked. Luckily, I don't run across corked wines very often.

Sad day. This little gem (as I remember it from a past Vancouver Wine Festival) was corked. Luckily, I don't run across corked wines very often.

Jun 5th, 2015
Joe Cox

Production Assistant, Wine Writer

7.9

Not terrible for table wine at the OG

Not terrible for table wine at the OG

Mar 25th, 2015
Sean Romano

'87

Mar 21st, 2015
Adrian Bryksa

Blogger YYCWine.com, Contributor Culinaire

9.3

Cherry, cocoa, walnut, vanilla on nose. Full bodied, notes of cocoa dusted cherry, cola, herbs with a long, dark brooding finish. Rich and supremely delicious $28.99 2005 vtg

Cherry, cocoa, walnut, vanilla on nose. Full bodied, notes of cocoa dusted cherry, cola, herbs with a long, dark brooding finish. Rich and supremely delicious $28.99 2005 vtg

Mar 14th, 2015
Mark Salinas

Owner World and Wine Getaways

9.8

May be the best Chianti I have ever tasted. Deep Crimson in the glass. Medium bodied and spicy on the palette. Lingering and spicy finish. Highly recommended !

May be the best Chianti I have ever tasted. Deep Crimson in the glass. Medium bodied and spicy on the palette. Lingering and spicy finish. Highly recommended !

Feb 15th, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.8

Fairly big and approachable. Some darker cherry and even a little cassis.

Fairly big and approachable. Some darker cherry and even a little cassis.

Feb 6th, 2015