Synopsis, Our Opinion: An EXCELLENT Chianti Classico that was a good value.
Producer/Winery: Agricola San Felice; Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy.
Grape Variety: Sangiovese.
Geographic Appellation: Chianti Classico; Tuscany, Italy.
Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company; Woodland Hills, California.
Paired With: Pork ragout with cranberries and asparagus on pasta.
He said: Opened one hour before drinking. Opaque, dark brownish ruby color. Musty cherry aroma. Lots of body, dry mouth-puckering and a bit rough and ready; tobacco and cherry flavors with gobs of tartness, packed with peppery spice, long chewy tannins and abundant zesty acidity. Of note is the dry after-taste that sticks to both the teeth and mouth. A Very potent Chianti that’s A WHOLE LOT BETTER than “pizza wine”. Every sip improved, and in the end I would say this was an EXCELLENT Chianti Classico that was a good value.
She said: Opaque, dark ruby red color with lots of chubby legs moving quickly. I have generally liked Chianti but didn’t get excited over this one at first. The mild aroma was more herbal than fruity although the overall flavor was delicious. The mouth-feel was dry and had a smooth texture with firm tannins that encouraged me to lick my lips and run my tongue over my teeth. The finish was very long because of the mouth-feel that persisted rather than the flavors. It went well with the dinner and was great shipping afterwards as it became more tasty with each pour. I have had better Chianti but not at this price and I would easily buy it again but be sure to decant it.
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
UPC Code: 7 09067 11009 6
Imported by: San Felice USA’ Manhasset, New York.
Photo from San Felice.