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Lucignano Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2010 Product #27337 (In Stock)
Lucignano Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2010 Lucignano Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2010

Always solid, this is the best vintage yet for this Chianti producer located up near Florence.  It's a round, black-fruited, wine loaded with soft black cherry and plum flavors and just the right touch of earthy spice.  Soft and round from beginning to end, this is a great wine for burgers or just to sip on its own. A nice peek at the amazing quality from Chianti in 2010!

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Il Molino Chianti Classico 2009 Product #27658 (In Stock)
Il Molino Chianti Classico 2009 Il Molino Chianti Classico 2009

The “Il Molino de Grace” name refers to a 19th Century windmill on the Grace property and suggests how Frank and Tim Grace seek to keep their wines firmly anchored in Tuscan tradition.  Their 2009 Chianti Classico embraces Sangiovese’s lighter, prettier, style of fruit and concentration over the darker, more oak-influenced, styles more common today.  I love the bright and cheerful fruit and hints of violet here, but there’s plenty of stuffing and intensity, too.

“Violet, black currant, black cherry, cedar and black tea flavors hold court in this sleek, supple red, with a lingering spicy aftertaste. Drink now through 2020.”Wine Spectator 90 points

“The Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico is 100% Sangiovese and offers pleasant aromas of dried cherries and earth. It is soft and velvet smooth with good density of sweet red fruit on the palate. Aged for 11 months in stainless steel, French barriques and tonneaux, it shows good acidity and overall structure with a long finish.”i-Wine Review 90 points

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Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2009 Product #27433 (In Stock)
Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2009 Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

Always beautiful, delicious now, and able to grow in cellar.  Huge scores and Wine Spectator Top 100 for 2012!

"Deep red. A hint of game complements aromas of fresh flowers and spicy red cherry. Supple and sweet, with brisk acidity framing the dark fruit and licorice flavors. For such a fresh wine, this boasts impressive texture and breadth. Finishes with very good balance and lift."International Wine Cellar 92 points

"The 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva is striking. Succulent dark cherries, flowers, mint and licorice burst from the glass in this exuberant, sexy Riserva. The tannins are nearly buried by the opulent fruit, but the wine retains great balance, while avoiding any sense of heaviness. The 2009 captures the heat and richness of the year while never abandoning its classic sense of structure. This is a superb wine from Monsanto with plenty of upside potential. Sweet floral notes add an elegant, feminine touch to the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021."Wine Advocate 93 points

"A powerful and opulent style, this red displays ripe cherry, black currant, violet and tobacco aromas and flavors. The tannins are gripping on the finish, which lingers with sweet fruit and mineral accents. Well-proportioned. Best from 2014 through 2021."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Castello Dei Rampolla Chianti Classico 2011 Product #28167 (In Stock)
Castello Dei Rampolla Chianti Classico 2011 Castello Dei Rampolla Chianti Classico 2011

With Fontodi, Felsina, and Querciabella, this is always one of Chianti's best.  There's a silky juiciness to the wine that makes it hard to resist right now, but it's likely to peak in 2015 and last through 2021.  Outstanding value in elite-level Chianti.

"The 2011 Chianti Classico is a great introduction to the wines of Rampolla. Much more structured than most wines of the year, the 2011 nevertheless has plenty of radiance and voluptuousness in its dark, resonant fruit. Sweet floral and deeply pitched spice notes add lift on the beautiful, delineated finish. This is a fairly approachable vintage for the Chianti Classico, but another year or two in bottle should help the tannins soften a touch."  Antonio Galloni 91 points

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Castello Dei Rampolla Chianti Classico 2010 Product #27042 (In Stock)
Castello Dei Rampolla Chianti Classico 2010 Castello Dei Rampolla Chianti Classico 2010

This is simply the best young Chianti Classico I’ve ever tasted, a wine of astonishing richness and depth, layered and complex, bursting with fruit, and long and refreshing on the finish.  The 2009 was certainly lovely and well worthy of its 92+ point Wine Advocate rating, but the 2010 is better still – the best non-riserva Chianti I’ve ever had.

Part of the secret here is undoubtedly the 2010 vintage.  As Wine Advocate reported, “In Chianti Classico, 2010 is shaping up to be a great vintage, perhaps one of the greatest. It was a cold year, with an irregular flowering that lowered yields, and a very late harvest. The wines possess stunning depth, well-delineated aromatics and massive structure. If I had to draw comparisons with recent years, I would say the 2010s have the aromatics of 2004, the fruit density of 2007 and the structure of 2006. Sounds pretty appealing, doesn’t it?”

The 2010 Rampolla Chianti Classico is, as Wine Advocate said about the 2009, “insanely beautiful.”  Sweet black cherry, locorice, black tea and floral aromas burst from the glass.  In the mouth, it's supple, silky and seductive with layers of flavors effortlessly coat your mouth - cherries, blackberries, mint, fresh leather and a touch of porcini all play a role.  At once deeply rich and fantastically pure, it finishes with classic Chianti acidity and fine tannin.  Stunning now, built to improve for a decade, this is delicious value.

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Carpineta Fontalpino Chianti Classico 2011 Product #27955 (In Stock)
Carpineta Fontalpino Chianti Classico 2011 Carpineta Fontalpino Chianti Classico 2011

Just a terrific bottle of Chianti that’s ready to enjoy now with rich foods – think Tuscan steak! – or to improve for 8+ years in the cellar.  A dark fruited, rich, wine with loads of ripe, sweet, fruit on the long finish.  A gem.

"An elegant profile complements the cherry, raspberry, spice and wild herb flavors in this tightly wound red. Balanced, needing some time to knit."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Fontodi Chianti Classico 2010 Product #27901 (In Stock)
Fontodi Chianti Classico 2010 Fontodi Chianti Classico 2010

One of the finest releases of this benchmark Chianti ever.

"The 2010 Chianti Classico boasts striking inner perfume, but is otherswise very shut down. Today, the 2010 seems to combine the finesse of the 2004 with some of the structure of the 2006. Clean veins of 2010 acidity support the brilliant, sensual finish. The 2010 is a gorgeous wine with a bright future, although readers will need to be patient."  Antonio Galloni 93 points

"The 2010 Chianti Classico is a stunning wine that epitomizes the Conca d’Oro amphitheater of vines that distinguishes Panzano in Chianti. The wine shows seamless integration with bright fruit pitted against warmer tones of leather and tobacco. It’s like a perfectly balanced scale with rich intensity on one side and elegant fruit on the other. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Il Molino Chianti Classico Il Margone Riserva 2006 Product #27659 (In Stock)
Il Molino Chianti Classico Il Margone Riserva 2006 Il Molino Chianti Classico Il Margone Riserva 2006

I’m not a huge fan of Chianti Classico Riserva, and find far too many wines lose their fruit and get overwhelmed by wood flavors during the mandated extra time in barrel.  But this selection of Frank and Tim Grace’s best Riserva barrels lets the dark, powerful, fruit shine while also delivering the beefy, muscular, and earthy flavors and structure you want in a Chianti Riserva.  And, because it’s 100% Sangivoese – no Syrah, Cabernet, or Merlot added – it’s an outstanding expression of maturing Chianti.

The big rating and “Highly Recommened” status make this a strong candidate for Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list this year.  Delicious stuff, but only 750 cases made and not much available in the US.

Highly Recommended. The combination of intense balsamic and sweet cherry flavors and new oak mesh well in this maturing red. Shows an extra layer of tannins, but this remains harmonious overall, with a broad-shouldered profile. Excellent finish. Drink now through 2025. 750 cases made.”Wine Spectator 93 points

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