Reviewed on 02-21-2019
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Rating 91
Style Red
Blend , Canaiolo
Vintage 2015
Appellation
Tuscany
Italy
ABV 13%
Price $15.00 Value Pick  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

House Wine, Pleasing A Crowd, Popping Bottles

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo , Sangiovese

The Full Review

It’s nice that this wine is a great representation of the Radda zone of Classico and under $20. It can really give you a sense of how wines are unique here. Radda wine tends to be higher toned than other areas in Classico with a bit more structure and elegance, which is what we are getting here. Signature floral notes along with cherry and earthy fresh soil aromas take center stage but are perceived among a bright saline acidity that gives the wine a lift on the palate, exposing some welcome herbaceous tones that carry to the finish. The tannins are well integrated but showing themselves just enough as to not be overwhelming. This wine will age a few more years but is doing great now.

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Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico DOCG 2015
It’s nice that this wine is a great representation of the Radda zone of Classico and under $20. It can really give you a sense of how wines are unique here. Radda wine tends to be higher toned than other areas in Classico with a bit more structure and elegance, which is what we are getting here. Signature floral notes along with cherry and earthy fresh soil aromas take center stage but are perceived among a bright saline acidity that gives the wine a lift on the palate, exposing some welcome herbaceous tones that carry to the finish. The tannins are well integrated but showing themselves just enough as to not be overwhelming. This wine will age a few more years but is doing great now.

Reviewed On: 02-21-2019
91
POINTS
Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico DOCG 2015
It’s nice that this wine is a great representation of the Radda zone of Classico and under $20. It can really give you a sense of how wines are unique here. Radda wine tends to be higher toned than other areas in Classico with a bit more structure and elegance, which is what we are getting here. Signature floral notes along with cherry and earthy fresh soil aromas take center stage but are perceived among a bright saline acidity that gives the wine a lift on the palate, exposing some welcome herbaceous tones that carry to the finish. The tannins are well integrated but showing themselves just enough as to not be overwhelming. This wine will age a few more years but is doing great now.

Reviewed On: 02-21-2019