90-Point Plus Chianti

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Chianti makes an excellent transitional wine from Summer into Fall. These crimson-colored wines make friends easily at the table too with dishes as diverse as hard cheeses, pasta, pizza, or even a steak from the grill. Whether it be red checkered tablecloth or white tablecloth, these wines are extremely versatile and are sure to impress family or your guests.

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  1. Poggerino Chianti Classico

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#51117

    VN9292 pts. - Vinous - Aug 2019
    The 2016 Primamateria, the estate’s Sangiovese/Merlot blend, is another exceptional wine in this range. Raspberry jam, spice, new leather, dried flowers and mocha lend striking aromatic nuance. The 2016 is sleek, ripe and exceptionally polished, not to mention flat out delicious.
    SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 31, 2019
    This is pure, but also velvety and vibrant, featuring cherry, black currant, tar, stony and iron notes. Firm and dense on the finish, with a juicy finish. Drink now through 2028. 3,400 cases made, 1,100 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: Sangiovese

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  2. Castello d’Albola Santa Caterina

    Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
    2015 / 750 ml. | Item#52553

    SP9595 pts. - Wine Spectator - May 31, 2019
    Top notes of berry and dark flowers are underscored by earth, stone and tobacco flavors in this red, which is vibrant and elegant despite the dense structure, yet it’s the vibrant acidity that defines this overall. Shows terrific length. Best from 2022 through 2036. 2,000 cases made, 800 cases imported.
    JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    This is a good example of a Gran Selezione where the fruit is the main attraction as opposed to the wood. It falls into red territory, which includes dried red plums, cranberries, dried nutmeg and rose petals. Full-bodied and rather Burgundian, if the comparison is permitted. Fine, velvety tannins, zesty acidity and a long, very structured finish. Drink now or hold.
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: 100% Sangiovese

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  3. San Felice Chianti Classico

    2019 / 750 ml. | Item#36503

    WE9191 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 5/1/2022
    Easygoing and enjoyable, this has pretty aromas of violet, eucalyptus and wild berry. The smooth palate boasts ripe raspberry, juicy black cherry and star anise accompanied by pliant, polished tannins. Drink through 2024. (Kerin O’Keefe)
    JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, August 11, 2021
    Plenty of sour-cherry and floral aromas with hints of orange peel. It’s medium-bodied with firm, silky tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Very typical Chianti Classico. Drink now.
    SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2021
    Open and fluid, this red evokes blackberry and blueberry fruit, framed by earth and underbrush notes. There’s a solid structure, with bright acidity in tandem with dusty tannins. Sangiovese, Colorino and Pugnitello. Best from 2023 through 2030. 33,300 cases made, 11,400 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: 80% Sangiovese

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    2018 Wine Spectator Top 100 Selection | #19

    Wine Spectator Top 100 selection - 2018 | #19

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  5. Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva

    2018 / 750 ml. | Item#38659

    JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, August 11, 2021
    Rich and aromatic on the nose with sour cherries, light hazelnuts and dried fruit. Full-bodied and very rich with lots of fruit and layers of chewy tannins. Flavorful finish. Give it some time to soften and open. Try after 2023.
    SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 31, 2021
    Ripe and silky, this red reveals cherry, raspberry, floral and woodsy underbrush aromas and flavors. Firm and fluid, with a lingering, juicy finish. Drink now through 2028. 15,000 cases made, 15,000 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: Sangiovese

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  6. Poggerino Chianti Classico Riserva Bugialla

    2018 / 750 ml. | Item#50143

    VN9494 pts. - Vinous - Sep 2021
    The 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva Bugialla is a bold, dramatic wine. Ample and generous in feel, the 2018 wraps around the palate with serious density that continues to build through to the finish. Black cherry, mocha, lavender, licorice and spice fill out the layers. This is an especially rich, heady style for Radda, and it works so well.
    SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 15, 2021
    A direct, fruity style, this is elegant and persistent, driven by bracing acidity. Cherry, black currant, earth and tobacco notes are buoyed by finely wrought tannins as this stays fresh and long. Drink now through 2030. 875 cases made, 350 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: Sangiovese

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  7. Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico Riserva

    2017 / 750 ml. | Item#53571

    JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    Blackberries, blueberries and other blue fruit. Some stone and pine-needle undertones. Energetic and fresh for the vintage. Medium to full body and a vivid finish. Drink or hold.
    RP9292 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 15th Apr 2021
    From a hot and sunny vintage, the Tenuta di Arceno 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva opens to dark cherry fruit, blackberry and plum. Indeed, you get a wide assortment of purple and black fruits in this generous, medium-bodied Riserva to be served with a sliced, grilled sausage and rosemary potatoes. There are streaks of ripeness and sweetness here, and the glass conjures up nutmeg and toasted almond as well. This hot vintage is slightly more near-term compared to some the recent editions we have seen. (Monica Larner)
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: Sangiovese

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    $31.99

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  8. Tenuta di Capraia Chianti Classico Riserva

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#48236

    VN9696 pts. - Vinous - Sep 2020
    The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva will thrill Sangiovese lovers. Ample and expressive in the glass, with tremendous nuance, the Riserva is simply exceptional in 2016. Black cherry, plum, leather, tobacco, incense, menthol and licorice bring out the darker side of Sangiovese. I would give the tannins a few years to soften. The 2016 is very clearly a special wine in the making. (Antonio Galloni)
    RP9292 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 15th Apr 2021
    The Tenuta di Capraia 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Capraia is tightly packed with cherry fruit, raspberry and cassis. The wine’s primary aromas are lifted and bright, and the wine moves over the palate efficiently with fresh, mid-weight appeal. It serves to refresh and revive your palate during a course of Sardinian capra al profumo di alloro, or roasted goat with laurel essence. (Monica Larner)
    SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Mar 31, 2021
    A harmonious texture and profile sets the stage for this red’s focused cherry, currant and floral notes. Mineral and tobacco accents sneak in as this plays out on the long finish. Shows excellent structure too. Drink now through 2040. 1,000 cases made, 500 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)
    JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, November 7, 2019
    Aromas and flavors of blue fruit, wet earth and hints of slate, following through to a medium to full body and chewy tannins. Needs to soften a little. Better after 2021.
    WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 3/1/2021
    Made entirely from Sangiovese, this opens with aromas of violet, tilled soil and dark-skinned berries. The savory palate offers blackberry, tobacco and black pepper alongside polished tannins and firm acidity. Enjoy through 2027. (Kerin O’Keefe)
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: 100% Sangiovese

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  9. Querceto Chianti Classico

    2019 / 750 ml. | Item#49058

    JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, August 11, 2021
    The brightness and clarity here is impressive, with aromas of black cherries and fresh flowers that follow through to a medium to full body, firm and linear tannins and a fresh, vivid finish. Very typical and focused. Drink or hold.
    VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Sep 2021
    The 2019 Chianti Classico is supple, polished and engaging, all of which make it a terrific choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Succulent dark cherry fruit, leather, spice, tobacco and mocha open effortlessly as this racy Chianti Classico shows off its considerable charms.
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: Sangiovese

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  11. Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva

    2018 / 750 ml. | Item#49462

    VN9393 pts. - Vinous - Sep 2021
    The 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva is fabulous. There are more ‘important’ wines in the range, but the Riserva delivers superb quality for the money. Succulent dark cherry, plum, mocha, spice and cloves show a darker side of Sangiovese that is quite attractive. Ample and virile in feel, the 2018 has the stuffing to develop well for many years to come.
    SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 15, 2021
    Marked by ripe, fresh black cherry and black currant fruit, this red is fleshy and bright, with eucalyptus, tobacco and earth accents adding detail as this winds down on the solidly built finish. Best from 2023 through 2032. 5,000 cases made, 4,000 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: Sangiovese

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  12. Le Cinciole Chianti Classico

    2017 / 750 ml. | Item#56025

    VN9393 pts. - Vinous - Sep 2020
    The 2017 Chianti Classico is a gorgeous, inviting wine. Pliant fruit and soft contours give the 2017 so much immediacy and appeal. Silky tannins wrap around a core of dark red cherry while spice, new leather and sweet pipe tobacco infuse the 2017 with tremendous character. The 2017 is such a beautiful and inviting wine. It was fermented in concrete and aged in oak for 18 months. Wow! (Antonio Galloni)
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: Sangiovese

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  13. Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico

    2019 / 750 ml. | Item#34910

    JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, August 11, 2021
    Plums, spices, mushrooms and dried herbs on the nose. It’s full-bodied with fine tannins. Juicy and textured with tangy acidity and spicy character. Flavorful finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.
    SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 30, 2021
    This is bright with cherry, raspberry, iron and earth flavors, with tangy acidity and light-grained tannins. Balanced and firm, this ends with sour cherry and thyme accents. Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino. Drink now through 2028. 5,500 cases made, 1,800 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: Sangiovese

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  14. Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico

    2020 / 750 ml. | Item#57842

    SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2022
    A salty, savory version, this red offers woodsy underbrush and loam notes, along with sanguine, iron, leather and meaty cherry aromas and flavors. Lively and balanced, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit and herbs. Sangiovese and Merlot. Drink now through 2029. 12,200 cases made, 8,600 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)
    JS9090 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, July 4, 2022
    This has aromas of plum stones, blueberries, walnuts, beeswax and flowers. Medium-bodied with creamy, firm tannins. Firm, clean and fresh. Drink from 2023.
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: Sangiovese

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