From the heart of Tuscany, comes this beautiful Chianti Classico Riserva from one of the top names in Italian wine: Castellani. Their elegant yet intensely flavored Chianti's place them firmly among the top handful of Italian wine producers, with the best vintages of their top Riservas often approaching Brunello di Montalcino in terms of complexity and potential for longevity. They're back at it again with a 93 point Chianti Riserva for under $10 a bottle! A Gold Medal and Exceptional Best Buy from the Beverage Tasting Institute, this 100% Sangiovese comes from their best vineyard sites in Chianti Classico. A blend of traditional and modern winemaking, aged a minimum of 24 months in oak and another several years in bottle. Classic aromas of dark cherries, plums, sweet spice, violets, vanilla and hints of dark chocolate, the 2016 is our top Chianti Classico Riserva for the price!
"A tight and linear red with blackberry, tile and crushed-stone aromas and flavors. Hazelnut undertones. Medium body, firm and chewy tannins and a lively finish. I like the dusty texture to this. Drink or hold." James Suckling, 93 Points
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