Castello di Volpaia

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese

9.126 ratings
8.51 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Andrew Formi

What a way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

What a way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

Oct 3rd, 2020
Paul Jakubowski

Great Wine Spectator recommendation! 30+ minute decant. Dark red color. Blackberry and dark cherries on the nose. Wine is elegant with integrated tannins. Medium finish. Excellent QPR @ £23. Exceeded expectations.

Great Wine Spectator recommendation! 30+ minute decant. Dark red color. Blackberry and dark cherries on the nose. Wine is elegant with integrated tannins. Medium finish. Excellent QPR @ £23. Exceeded expectations.

Jun 19th, 2020
Jody Scharf

I loved this wine. Hugs the mouth. All sides. With dark fruits and minerals.

I loved this wine. Hugs the mouth. All sides. With dark fruits and minerals.

May 10th, 2019
Matthew Davis

Still bright and the tannins are more tame than 2015. Meaty nose, less fruit.

Still bright and the tannins are more tame than 2015. Meaty nose, less fruit.

Mar 24th, 2019
Jody Scharf

A lot of everything. Dark fruits, minerals, Earth. Leather nose. Color that has a great burgundy glow.

A lot of everything. Dark fruits, minerals, Earth. Leather nose. Color that has a great burgundy glow.

Jan 19th, 2019
Paul B.

Strong almost smokey sweet on the nose and first impression for me. Then it smooths out very well but still strong dark berries. Has an easy transition to a mineral yet sweet peak along w a soft enough end for my preference. I had a hard time putting the glass down last night. 30 min decant worked wonders.

Strong almost smokey sweet on the nose and first impression for me. Then it smooths out very well but still strong dark berries. Has an easy transition to a mineral yet sweet peak along w a soft enough end for my preference. I had a hard time putting the glass down last night. 30 min decant worked wonders.

Dec 7th, 2018
Jason Brater

Delicious Chianti. Round fruit. Touch of tannins.

Delicious Chianti. Round fruit. Touch of tannins.

Nov 24th, 2018
Manchester Sheldon

The oak brings out the best qualities: rich and lush, fruity and peppery, low acidity, clean finish.

The oak brings out the best qualities: rich and lush, fruity and peppery, low acidity, clean finish.

Sep 20th, 2018
Virgil Smaltz

Nice Chianti

Nice Chianti

Jul 27th, 2018
Brandon Boesch

Visited this winery by random driving through Tuscany on our honeymoon. Drinking on 11 year anniversary. Great dark fruits, flint, tobacco, herbs, basically everything you want from Chianti. Could use another few years in bottle to integrate.

Visited this winery by random driving through Tuscany on our honeymoon. Drinking on 11 year anniversary. Great dark fruits, flint, tobacco, herbs, basically everything you want from Chianti. Could use another few years in bottle to integrate.

Jul 8th, 2018