Reviewed on 2019-01-24
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Rating 91
Style Red
Blend , Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2011
Appellation
Tuscany
Italy
ABV 14.5%
Price
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Perfect For

Cooking And Sipping, Dinner Parties, Host/Hostess Gifting

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo , Sangiovese

San Stefano Gran Selezione Chianti Classico DOCG 2011 Review

There is only 10% cab in this wine, the rest is Sangiovese, but that small amount does so much. Sangiovese is earthy but vibrant and the Cab comes in and calms everything down, in a good way, softening the cherry notes allowing rose petals to arise, accentuating the vanilla profile to balance the earth tones. This a true Greve Chianti with concentrated flavors that would pair very well with anything off the grill.

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San Stefano Gran Selezione Chianti Classico DOCG 2011
There is only 10% cab in this wine, the rest is Sangiovese, but that small amount does so much. Sangiovese is earthy but vibrant and the Cab comes in and calms everything down, in a good way, softening the cherry notes allowing rose petals to arise, accentuating the vanilla profile to balance the earth tones. This a true Greve Chianti with concentrated flavors that would pair very well with anything off the grill.

Reviewed On: 01-24-2019
91
POINTS
San Stefano Gran Selezione Chianti Classico DOCG 2011
There is only 10% cab in this wine, the rest is Sangiovese, but that small amount does so much. Sangiovese is earthy but vibrant and the Cab comes in and calms everything down, in a good way, softening the cherry notes allowing rose petals to arise, accentuating the vanilla profile to balance the earth tones. This a true Greve Chianti with concentrated flavors that would pair very well with anything off the grill.

Reviewed On: 01-24-2019