Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico 2011
There are scores and scores of Chianti producers. Very few are in the top echelon. Proprietor Paolo Panerai is well respected for his excellent Chiantis. "All sorts of people who have a country [estate]try to make wine but only *a few manage to do so with any real success. Paolo Panerai is a member of this select band.*"-Gambero RossoBrilliant ruby red with an ample bouquet of violets, iris and vanilla. Deep layers of fruit. Dry and full bodied with hints of almond. Also exhibits slight notes of tobacco. This is a concentrated, consistently round wine with a velvety feel and a lingering finish.