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Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
$18.39 USD
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Wine Details

Region

RiservaChiantiTuscanyItaly

Wine Description

(2013 Vintage) Ruby red tending towards garnet. Rich, intense and complex nose with notes of black cherry and spice. Full bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors complimenting a backbone of tannin.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/00.
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2005 Vintage) "Stay-at-home pasta or pizza dinners call out for a simple but solid Chianti, and Monrosso fits the bill beautifully. The ruby-colored wine (80 percent Sangiovese with smaller components of Canaiolo and Merlot) is fermented in steel and aged six months in oak casks for fresh, fruit-forward results. It is redolent of cherry, plum, milk chocolate and has distant hints of spice and licorice. Its lightweight consistency and subtle tannins make it an excellent, no-brainer match for most foods."
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (2003 Vintage) This wine opens with an oaky and musty like bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is dry, round, and has cool sensations. It displays black cherry and menthol like flavors. The finish is...
  • Wine Spectator
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/13/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/20/2014