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Saratoga Wine Exchange USD 19.94 750ml

Castel'In Villa Chianti Classico 2008

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2008 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico 750ml

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Castell'in Villa:
The main objective at Castell'in Villa is to produce high quality wines from low yielding vineyards. The Vineyards are spread over eight different sites, in which the diversity of the Tuscan countryside is reflected both in soil types and microclimate. Winemaking takes place in a modern cellar equipped with stainless steel tanks and oak barrels through which the wines will pass in their vario... Read more
The main objective at Castell'in Villa is to produce high quality wines from low yielding vineyards. The Vineyards are spread over eight different sites, in which the diversity of the Tuscan countryside is reflected both in soil types and microclimate. Winemaking takes place in a modern cellar equipped with stainless steel tanks and oak barrels through which the wines will pass in their various stages of development. Attention to detail and respect for the natural evolution of the wine ensures that each vintage will reflect the individual character of Castell'in Villa. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Castel'In Villa Chianti Classico

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,191
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/26/2010

Smoky and leathery on the nose with nuanced tones of campfire, roasted herbs, a touch of meat, and bitter cherry fruit. On the palate this is nicely ripe and very well-integrated with red cherry fruit supported by good acids/mineral tones. There are lovely inner mouth perfumes of flowers and herbs. The tannns are ripe and add the juicy, ripe feel of this. The finish is a bit subtle and while there is a nice lingering finale of fruit and herb, it drops away a bit. A lovely bottle of Chianti. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,191
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 01/30/2009

Tight on the nose with a touch of caramel and roasted red fruits, menthol and limestone, smoke. A touch of VA adds lift and the aromatics drift off towards dried herb and woodland scents. Elegant and balanced in the mouth with integrated acidity and finely polished tannins, a bit drying on the midpalate, actually quite so with a mineral, smoky forest floor character. Bracing, cleansing finish with some violet and menthol notes even a long touch of bitter almond but not much more. An interesting wine but it lacks freshness of fruit on both the nose and the palate. 87pts

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Snooth User: drherbm
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/17/2010

This wine capturesthe nos and flovaors of the heart of Chinati Classico are of Tuscany. The owner of the winery (Castel 'in Villa) is the Princapessa Coralia Pignatelli who owns one of the most beautiful properties in all of Tuscany. She is very independant and still tends to make Chianti the old, original way. She keeps the wine for an extra year or two before release. She produces a great reserva and a wondeful single-vineyard Chianti as well. Unlike most chianti's her wines age very well and she has a nice ligrary of them. This chianti captures that wonderful earthiness that great chianti has. You know it is from the Castelnuovo area from your tasting. It has the nuances of dark cherry with touches of leather and some anise on the nose and palate. Of course, as you would expect, is has nice acidity and firm tannins. Great with food. Drink it nw or keep it for a while. As you quess, I love Italian wines and this producer is one of m favorites. Herb Moselle


Snooth User: ekw590
127408348
2.00 5
Vintage: 2003 03/16/2009

My first impression was that of a young wine: still tight and closed -- but the 2003 vintage says otherwise. Very subtle aromas leading to much the same in the mouth: searching for flavors but just not getting much fruit. Astringent; at $20 too little for too much.


External Reviews for Castel'In Villa Chianti Classico

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/09/2012

Aromas of tar, iron and beef bouillon are distinctive, following through to cherry, spice and tobacco flavors on the palate. Bright and balanced, with a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2013 through 2023.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

If you’re looking for a classical Classico, here’s a wine with the autumnal grace once prized in Chianti: A light red berry perfume and earthy scents of mushrooms. Spicy cranberry flavors in the middle of the wine meet mineral-black tannins, bursting through that firmness and juicing up in the end. For roast squab with cranberry stuffing.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

If youandrsquo;re looking for a classical Classico, hereandrsquo;s a wine with the autumnal grace once prized in Chianti: A light red berry perfume and earthy scents of mushrooms. Spicy cranberry flavors in the middle of the wine meet mineral-black tannins, bursting through that firmness and juicing up in the end. For roast squab with cranberry stuffing.



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