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Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.930 ratings
9.08 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
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Mandi Speidel

City Territory Chicago, Maverick Wine Company

8.8

We rolled with the Italian Theme well into the evening

We rolled with the Italian Theme well into the evening

1 person found it helpfulNov 25th, 2021
S.Carey

BQE

BQE

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2021
Ray Vanderhoff

80% Sangiovese and 20% Canaiolo. Black fruit aromas with hints of bacon and ash. Same black fruit flavors with some leather and earthy notes. Chewy and rich.

80% Sangiovese and 20% Canaiolo. Black fruit aromas with hints of bacon and ash. Same black fruit flavors with some leather and earthy notes. Chewy and rich.

1 person found it helpfulApr 19th, 2021
Jay Ciccarelli

Balanced, length , body. Nicely layered. Barnyard, chocolate, graphite, rubber tire. Medium bodied, good acid. Drops off just a bit but decent length. Very nice.

Balanced, length , body. Nicely layered. Barnyard, chocolate, graphite, rubber tire. Medium bodied, good acid. Drops off just a bit but decent length. Very nice.

1 person found it helpfulNov 24th, 2020
Matthew Beninati

Wonderful new world style Chianti Classico.

Wonderful new world style Chianti Classico.

1 person found it helpfulNov 10th, 2020
Andrew Lohse

Heavy duty—black cherry, red cherry, sage, thyme, and a little bit of smoke.

Heavy duty—black cherry, red cherry, sage, thyme, and a little bit of smoke.

1 person found it helpfulOct 20th, 2020
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9.2

The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is wonderfully fleshy and expressive, and yet has plenty of structural underpinnings. Dark cherry, plum, spice, menthol, licorice and mocha open up with a bit of air. The balance of fruit depth allied to a mid-weight sense of structure is just compelling. Readers will find a potent, bruising Riserva with tons of character. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2020)

The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is wonderfully fleshy and expressive, and yet has plenty of structural underpinnings. Dark cherry, plum, spice, menthol, licorice and mocha open up with a bit of air. The balance of fruit depth allied to a mid-weight sense of structure is just compelling. Readers will find a potent, bruising Riserva with tons of character. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2020)

1 person found it helpfulSep 18th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

100% Sangiovese, aged for 12 months on oak!! Medium Ruby with aromas of red berry fruits. On the palate the fruit forward wine has flavors of cherry and plums, currant like with slight vanilla notes. Tannins are firm with bright acidity noted. Long finish, overall good value for this Chianti. Went great with a puttanesca pasta (my recipe). Can benefit from short term aging.

100% Sangiovese, aged for 12 months on oak!! Medium Ruby with aromas of red berry fruits. On the palate the fruit forward wine has flavors of cherry and plums, currant like with slight vanilla notes. Tannins are firm with bright acidity noted. Long finish, overall good value for this Chianti. Went great with a puttanesca pasta (my recipe). Can benefit from short term aging.

1 person found it helpfulJun 30th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

100% Sangiovese, aged for 12 months on oak!! Medium Ruby with aromas of red berry fruits. On the palate the fruit forward wine has flavors of cherry and plums, currant like with slight vanilla notes. Tannins are firm with bright acidity noted. Long finish, overall good value for this Chianti. Went great with a puttanesca pasta (my recipe). Can benefit from short term aging.

100% Sangiovese, aged for 12 months on oak!! Medium Ruby with aromas of red berry fruits. On the palate the fruit forward wine has flavors of cherry and plums, currant like with slight vanilla notes. Tannins are firm with bright acidity noted. Long finish, overall good value for this Chianti. Went great with a puttanesca pasta (my recipe). Can benefit from short term aging.

1 person found it helpfulMay 18th, 2020
Anthony Lombardi

Modern, dark fruited & powerful. Shows a classic Chianti nose with spiced cherry & truffle notes. Very powerful, but has an excellent weight on the palate. Plenty of generosity without any fatigue. Plays off tomato sauce perfectly. Shows some structure as it opens up. Very good bottle of Chianti.

Modern, dark fruited & powerful. Shows a classic Chianti nose with spiced cherry & truffle notes. Very powerful, but has an excellent weight on the palate. Plenty of generosity without any fatigue. Plays off tomato sauce perfectly. Shows some structure as it opens up. Very good bottle of Chianti.

1 person found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2020