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20 Chianti Castello di Gabbiano 2008

Member Review by Gantt Hickman:

Per Gina who living through this horrible meeting with me.

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Region: Italy » Tuscany » Chianti

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Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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Castello Di Gabbiano:
Perhaps no region of the world personifies the warmth and graciousness of good food and great wine more completely than Tuscany. Its sunny slopes, medieval towns, and rich cultural history provide an irresistible setting for such inviting cuisine and wines. Throughout its colorful history, Tuscany has been a land of important artists and scientists, talented and forward-thinking merchants, a... Read more
Perhaps no region of the world personifies the warmth and graciousness of good food and great wine more completely than Tuscany. Its sunny slopes, medieval towns, and rich cultural history provide an irresistible setting for such inviting cuisine and wines. Throughout its colorful history, Tuscany has been a land of important artists and scientists, talented and forward-thinking merchants, and powerful politicians. Its castles, culture, and natural wonders make it a unique and memorable destination for millions of tourists every year. Tuscany's museums, sights, and edible delights are unsurpassed. A special mystique and light envelops this region of Italy, distinct from anywhere else in Europe. Castello di Gabbiano has been a part of the Tuscan countryside for nearly a millenium. The castle has been the home and refuge of distinguished Florentine families and its past role in Tuscan life and intrigue could easily fill many pages of a history book. Indeed, Castello di Gabbiano is a Tuscan tradition. Read less

Member Reviews for 20 Chianti Castello di Gabbiano

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Snooth User: Gantt Hickman
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3.00 5
01/07/2010

Per Gina who living through this horrible meeting with me.


Snooth User: dwe
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3.50 5
01/23/2010

Nice simple fairly straightforward Chianti that i didn't mind at all. Some light black berry notes on palate with light tannin/acid level. Good pr for what this is.


Snooth User: redsfortherestofus
439144157
3.00 5
04/12/2010

The nose reeks heavily of alcohol – surprisingly strong for its 12.5% alcohol content. Actually it smells a bit isopropyl – not great whiffage. There is also some heavy oak, and walnut going on. As it opens up dark fruit scents do come through. The sip is very dry, but light - not at all full bodied. Nothing too exciting really happens on the palate. There is a nice tart, crisp quality and a pucker effect - like a cherry jolly rancher just sidled up to your tongue. Not a bad pizza wine. MORE at http://redsfortherestofus.blogspot.com


Snooth User: bn196
571697111
2.00 5
04/11/2011

I felt it was rather closed down with alcohol too noticeable. Bought a case based on an '07 bottle I had 6 mos ago. I hope it improves with some more cellar time.


Snooth User: LarryFitz
26423493
3.50 5
01/02/2011

Gabbiano, 2008, Chianti, Italy A dark ruby red color and a fruity berry nose were present before the first sip. The Chianti was fully body was well balanced tannins and acid. We had spaghetti with red sauce, the chianti matched well with the dish. It also was nice with some Christmas chocolates, which we still had around. The Gabbiano Chianti is a very good every day wine. We purchase a bottle or two every time we go wine shopping.


Snooth User: Bigfatwino
93953363
3.00 5
05/01/2014

Woody and peppery, with a hit of blackberries and plums. This is dry and light at the same time. A great table wine.


Snooth User: lil cannoli
8014755
4.00 5
03/27/2010

Smells jammy. Nice full-bodied start. Excellent woods-y finish. Dry, but not too dry.


External Reviews for 20 Chianti Castello di Gabbiano

External Review
06/22/2011

Pale ruby red appearance. Moderately light-bodied. Moderately extracted. Minerals, herbs, tart cherries. Tart aromas are fully expressed on the palate with some good concentration of flavors that linger through the finish.


External Review
06/22/2011

Ruby tending to light garnet. Lovely aromas of ripe cherry lifted by a note of iris. Focused cherry and plum flavors are brightened by persistent notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Though not a powerhouse, this well-structured wine possesses a smooth texture and considerable finesse.


External Review
01/15/2010

The 2008 Chianti DOCG is a ruby red color. The nose exhibits fragrant aromas of violets and a fruity bouquet of red fruits. The dry, medium-bodied palate shows flavors that echo the nose along with round, supple tannins that envelope the mouth, and a finish



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