Villa Montignana

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.369 ratings
7.73 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
Kris tighe

Good week night wine, picked it up for a good price in PA (Chairman's Selection) Berry, cherry, a bit of acidity, earthy undertones. Worth picking up if you can get it for about $10.

Good week night wine, picked it up for a good price in PA (Chairman's Selection) Berry, cherry, a bit of acidity, earthy undertones. Worth picking up if you can get it for about $10.

1 person found it helpfulJul 28th, 2016
Byron C Mayes

Dark red-purple in the glass. Black cherry, plum on the nose. Fleshy palate of black cherry, some vanilla. Tannins surprisingly soft and acidity strikingly low for a Riserva. Not bad wine, -- works well with my cheap pizza -- but not what one should expect from the classification. Even six years on, I should be getting more "oomph" from a CCR. Glad I paid a wicked low price at the state store, and understand why I could do so. Don't hold. Drink up.

Dark red-purple in the glass. Black cherry, plum on the nose. Fleshy palate of black cherry, some vanilla. Tannins surprisingly soft and acidity strikingly low for a Riserva. Not bad wine, -- works well with my cheap pizza -- but not what one should expect from the classification. Even six years on, I should be getting more "oomph" from a CCR. Glad I paid a wicked low price at the state store, and understand why I could do so. Don't hold. Drink up.

Aug 22nd, 2016
Julieluvswine

2009, uncharacteristic candied fruits, lacking acidity

2009, uncharacteristic candied fruits, lacking acidity

Aug 8th, 2015
Max Gottesfeld

2009 vintage. Tasted like any standard chianti classico. Bright cherries and raspberry. Lean crisp.

2009 vintage. Tasted like any standard chianti classico. Bright cherries and raspberry. Lean crisp.

Jan 30th, 2015
KEN Peterson

Very good.

Very good.

Mar 4th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Hot, pronounced nose of blackberry, strawberry, leather. Cigar box, vanilla. Medium+ body, dry. Smooth finish. Decant it.

Hot, pronounced nose of blackberry, strawberry, leather. Cigar box, vanilla. Medium+ body, dry. Smooth finish. Decant it.

Jun 4th, 2017
David Jacobs

For $9, this is great. Surprising balance , a bit tart at first but finishes w some nice burnt cherry.

For $9, this is great. Surprising balance , a bit tart at first but finishes w some nice burnt cherry.

Mar 4th, 2017
Kathryn Weber

Decant, decant, decant. Price was right for a week day wine.

Decant, decant, decant. Price was right for a week day wine.

Jan 19th, 2017
Douglas Hunter

Awesome bevmo find.

Awesome bevmo find.

Nov 11th, 2016
Todd

Was shopping for a moderately priced wine and saw this promoted in the store's "buy one get one for 5¢" sale so decided to give it a try. It's light on the pallet; so much so that it lacks any real flavor. Happy to try it (and get 2 for 1) but won't buy it again.

Was shopping for a moderately priced wine and saw this promoted in the store's "buy one get one for 5¢" sale so decided to give it a try. It's light on the pallet; so much so that it lacks any real flavor. Happy to try it (and get 2 for 1) but won't buy it again.

Oct 23rd, 2016