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San Crispino Chianti Classico 2014 Product #31790 (In Stock)
San Crispino Chianti Classico 2014 San Crispino Chianti Classico 2014

Proof that not all Chianti Classico is "serious" - although this is seriously fun to drink!  It's 100% Sangiovese from the best part of the Chianti zone with minimal wood influence.  It's bursting with juicy black cherry fruit with just a touch of earthy/leathery accents and spice. Really pumps out generous fruit over nicely grippy tannins.  An excellent value for pizza and pasta.

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Poggio Alloro Chianti DOCG 2015 Product #31858 (In Stock)
Poggio Alloro Chianti DOCG 2015 Poggio Alloro Chianti DOCG 2015

Here’s proof that great farming and straight-ahead winemaking can deliver fine Chianti – and even finer value! – from outside the Classico zone.  More and more Chianti is either all Sangiovese or Sangiovese strengthened with dollops of Cabernet or Syrah.  Here, a family dedicated to natural, organic, farming turns back to Tuscan tradition to make Chianti from an old-school blend of grapes:  Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino and Ciliegiolo.  Sangiovese gives the wine heft and structure, while Canaiolo adds volume, Colorino deepens the color, and Ciliegiolo – Sangiovese’s genetic parent – soft red cherry fruit.

In the fantastic 2015 vintage, all of this comes together to deliver a ripe, zesty, Chianti that’s very easy to drink.  Ripe black and red cherry fruit forms the wine’s core and gains interest and complexity from accents of crushed violets, red licorice, rich earth, and sweet spice accents.  There’s no oak influence at all, allowing the ripe fruit to shine through while retaining outstanding freshness and just the right touch of structure at the end.  A fine party Chianti, for sure, and one that will be as much fun to drink with a big bowl of pasta as with burgers or rosemary-scented pork.

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Torre A Cona Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2015 Product #33150 (In Stock)
Torre A Cona Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2015 Torre A Cona Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2015

Our first reaction on tasting this ripe and luscious 2015?  Tasted like GREAT $25 Chianti to us...just much less expensive.  It comes from vines about 10km outside Florence, a blend of Sangiovese and Colorino with about 30% aging in wood for 8 months.  This 2015 is the best ever here, just missing Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri status (it earned "Two Glasses, Red" meaning a finalist for the big prize).  Full of bold black cherry and raspberry fruit with a lovely floral perfume that starts on entry and lingers over the fine-grained tannins.  A juicy, mouthwatering, wine with excellent fruit makes a zesty sipper and great companion for pizza, red sauce and burgers.

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Dievole Le Due Arbie Chianti Superiore 2015 Product #32689 (In Stock)

Having re-established their mastery of Chianti Classico, this old Tuscan house is now offering a fresher, younger, bottling for easy drinking anytime.  It's a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot (about 20%) from vineyards just outside the Classico zone aged in large cask for 12 months. The wine's delicious, with hearty black cherry, chocolate and herb notes and a nicely plush, friendly, texture.  Just enough tannin to hold up to food and plenty of dark, chocolaty, richness lingering.  Fun!

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Famiglia Castellani Chianti Classico Riserva 2012 Product #33278 (In Stock)

One of the best values in Riserva-level Chianti we've seen in years.  100% Sangiovese with two years in wood, this shows deep, ripe, fruit and a complex and earthy finish. Very much a wine for steak, lamb, and robust pasta dishes.

"Blueberry cake, blackberry bush, dark chocolate and some treacle tart. Medium to full body, velvety tannins and a juicy finish. So enjoyable and silky."  James Suckling 92 points

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Montenidoli Chianti Colli Senesi Il Garrulo 2015 Product #33084 (In Stock)

Throw-back Chianti here following the original recipe created by Barone Ricasoli:  two red grapes (Sangiovese and Canaiolo) and two white (Trebbiano and Malvasia Bianca) all fermented together and aged in old oak casks.  With some of the red grapes air dried before fermentation, this shows off an old-school aroma and flavor profile, too, with roasted cherry and strawberry fruit and earthy complexity.  The texture is superb, with a velvet mid-palate and lightly chalky, food-friendly, finish. Very highly recommended now - 2025+

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Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico 2015 Product #33318 (In Stock)
Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico 2015 Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico 2015

This is a Chianti Classico that perfectly fuses earthy Chianti tradition with modern ripe fruit and silky texture.  The aromas are all about tradition, with darkly dusky fruit, fresh leather, and rich cured tobacco.  Then on the palate the more modern face of Chianti comes up with super fresh and clean red and black cherry and raspberry fruit singing out over more traditional notes of tobacco and leather.  It's mouthwatering they way any fine Chianti should be and finishes with plenty of tannin (traditional) but ripe tannin that's been polished fine and ripe (modern).  While you can certainly enjoy this with anything from the Tuscan table, you'll love it with burgers and grilled chicken, too.

"The 2015 Chianti Classico is a classic expression from a great vintage. The wine delivers balanced and steady aromas with bright cherry, pressed blackberry, violets and moist earth. It is true to the taste profile you should expect from this historic Sangiovese-based appellation in Central Italy. The finish reveals bright acidity and accessible primary fruit. This is a mid-weight effort with a long and polished finish. With 80,000 bottles produced, this is an excellent value option."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Castellare Chianti Classico 2015 Product #32790 (In Stock)

Deliciously rich and nicely textured with a long, generous, finsih.

"You absolutely can't go wrong with a strong and food-friendly wine like this. The 2015 Chianti Classico (95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo) is not a particularly complex wine, but it does deliver on other levels. It shows beautiful color saturation and a robust appearance that denotes texture and extraction. The bouquet is luscious and lively with dark cherry, blackberry preserve, oak spice and toast."Wine Advocate 90 points

"Intense aromas of ripe cherry, wet limestone and wild herbs are backed by leather, tobacco and tar flavors. Shows complexity, balance and fine length, with a long aftertaste."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Casaloste Chianti Classico 2015 Product #33087 (In Stock)
Casaloste Chianti Classico 2015 Casaloste Chianti Classico 2015

Owner/winegrower Giovanni d'Orsi made remarkably fine Chianti Classico in the tricky 2013 and 2014 vintages.  But in the fine 2015 harvest – the best in Chianti since 2011 – he simply crushed it.  Organic Sangiovese (90%) and Merlot (10%) grapes are hand harvested and double sorted, fermented cool and aged gently for 12 months in 500 liter French oak casks.  It’s bold and deeply flavored for sure, but also amazingly silky and pure for all the ripeness.  Delicious already and built to improve for years.

"The 2015 Chianti Classico is a bold, juicy wine. Black cherry, lavender and expressive spice provide much of its exotic, alluring personality. Lush and racy, but with vibrant fruit and tons of Sangiovese structure, the 2015 is a winner."  Vinous (Galloni) 92 points

"A beauty, this silky red is packed with dark cherry, leather, iron and earth aromas and flavors. Harmonious and long, with a well-integrated structure and a mineral-tinged aftertaste. Drink now through 2029. 2,500 cases made. Smart Buy" Wine Spectator 94 points

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Isole E Olena Chianti Classico 2014 Product #32879 (In Stock)
Isole E Olena Chianti Classico 2014 Isole E Olena Chianti Classico 2014

A long-time Chianti benchmark that always runs to the more elegant side of Sangiovese is prettier than ever here.

"A tangy and fresh red with plum, dried lemon and berry character. Medium body, bright fruit and a fruity finish."  James Suckling 91 points

"This wine offers excellent value and with 160,000 bottles produced, it should be easy to find. The 2014 Chianti Classico is 80% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 5% Syrah, aged in small and large oak barrels for one year. It offers beautifully polished and fine aromas of wild berry, toasted almond, grilled herb and blue violet. Compared to its peers from this difficult vintage, this wine offers noticeably more definition and depth."Wine Advocate 90 points

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