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

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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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+

Regular Price (1) Price : $21.99/ea
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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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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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Castello La Leccia Chianti Classico Riserva Giuliano 2013 Product #32013 (In Stock)
Castello La Leccia Chianti Classico Riserva Giuliano 2013 Castello La Leccia Chianti Classico Riserva Giuliano 2013

Full confession – we’re not normally fans of Italian “Riserva” wines.  Even though most use the estate’s best fruit, the extra time in oak (up to a year) often dries the wine out, kills the fruit, and gives sticky, drying, tannins that rob the wines of all their fun.  Here, though, we have a Chianti Classico Riserva that soars above the norm in every way!

Francesco Daddi made the first vintage in 2012 in honor of his father, Giuland.  It’s built on the estate’s best Sangiovese plus a splash of Malvasia Nero – a favorite blend of Giuland’s – and given 18 months in French oak followed by extra time in concrete tank and bottle.  The aromas are sexy and sophisticated, with deep cherry/berry fruit framed by notes of fresh earth, sweet spice, and light herb.  There’s a ton going on in your mouth, but the bold burst of black raspberry fruit pulses through the layers of tobacco, spice, smoke and fresh flower flavors.  The fruit keeps on pumping through the long, complex, and firm finish in a wine that has the structure to age a decade and shine now with rich, dry-aged, beef.

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