Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Castellare 2015 Chianti Classico

Castellare 2015 Chianti Classico, $21.99-$24.99, 90 points, was a graded cranberry red with a broad transparent wine ring at the heavily draped glass bowl.
Aromas of red raspberry jam with hints of cocoa powder, black tea, and a floral vibe were excellent though a bit shy.
Medium-bodied with good acidity very fine firm tannins carried flavors reflective of the aromas.
Finished long on the trailing palate, tart pomegranate, moderately spicy, and with a balanced 13.5% alcohol.
Maybe the closest Chianti Classico to a Rosso di Montalcino I've tasted.
Paired fine with meatballs and spaghetti.


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  1. Always love their labels. If it wasn't so dang hot here I'd be craving this wine with some spag bol!

    1. VG: Me too!
      I heard that you were in a horrid historical heat wave; when will you be able to ascertain the affect on your grapes? Are you concerned yet?

  2. It got to 106° yesterday, not that bad (not like it hasn't been 104, 105 in the past, it has). "Historical"? Records have only been kept for 160 years or so!!! I'm sure there will be a little raisining, but that's to be expected. The grapevines, and I, will be getting a little extra water.