Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 2007

Felsina Rancia 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva,  $36.69-$39.99, 94+ points, was a dense aurora of ruby-red and royal purple colors which welled-up almost as black as a Shiraz to the core.
The aroma was a black and blue fruit attack with hints of cooking spice.
The medium to full body carried an exhilarating array of flavors that were pure, clean, focused, and delicious, having an abundance of juicy black cherry, bright boysenberry, and (with some time in my glass) a lovely recessive strawberry espresso.
Felsina Rancia 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva finished long on easy, but persistent tannin and silky gentle hints of cayenne.
I guess you can tell that this Chianti Classico Riserva  was a winner for me.
Still to come, more on value; however the value of this wine can't be measured by $s, unless you try this wine and find, like I did, that this is a value at $36.69. 

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  1. Thanks for reviewing this one, Dennis. Was curious to see how you would enjoy this one. And more curious to know what you paired it with. Great textures in the photo, by the way.

  2. Ben,I should have given you the whole picture so as to manifest more clearly the pizza in the foreground. Thanks for the comments on the photograph, I too came away with some unexpected textural excitement; I still don't know what the tear-drop-like beige is in the glass: it wasn't there when I took the photo.