Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva 2005

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Wine Tasting Notes Rich purple and burgundy in color, this varietal has lingering aromas of aged leather and cedar with a hint of sour-cherry syrup, spiced with black pepper and nutmeg.~This wine is bold and spicy on the palate, with rounded blackberry accents and hummus flavors.~Smooth tannins, and a clean body and structure are well balance with the taste's dry sensation. Enjoy with roasted portabella mushrooms, roasted pork, or rabbit.~This wine can be enjoyed at present but with proper cellaring will improve and soften over the next five years.

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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
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Snooth User: JamesR
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3.50 5
01/31/2010

This wine was a very smooth drinker and rather enjoyable. Although it did not have the boldness of some super tuscans, it is worth the price.


Snooth User: techo
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4.00 5
07/03/2009

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Wine Tasting Notes Rich purple and burgundy in color, this varietal has lingering aromas of aged leather and cedar with a hint of sour-cherry syrup, spiced with black pepper and nutmeg.~This wine is bold and spicy on the palate, with rounded blackberry accents and hummus flavors.~Smooth tannins, and a clean body and structure are well balance with the taste's dry sensation. Enjoy with roasted portabella mushrooms, roasted pork, or rabbit.~This wine can be enjoyed at present but with proper cellaring will improve and soften over the next five years.

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