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Da Vinci Chianti 2005

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Fruchtig, mit typischen Vanille- und Zimtakzenten. Gute Struktur am Gaumen angenehm weich.

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DaVinci Wine:
Wine pervades the culture of Tuscany; it's a birthright. And each bottle of DaVinci wine begins its life just outside the historic town of Vinci. There in the Tuscan hillsides, over 200 local winegrowers have joined together to form Cantine Leonardo da Vinci—an innovative growers' cooperative committed to producing authentic Tuscan wine. This pioneering cooperative encompasses... Read more
Wine pervades the culture of Tuscany; it's a birthright. And each bottle of DaVinci wine begins its life just outside the historic town of Vinci. There in the Tuscan hillsides, over 200 local winegrowers have joined together to form Cantine Leonardo da Vinci—an innovative growers' cooperative committed to producing authentic Tuscan wine. This pioneering cooperative encompasses over 500 hectares of vineyards. These vineyards are owned and run by local growers, such as Lorenzo Locci and Bruno Rossetti. Growers such as Lorenzo and Bruno are the heart and soul of Cantine Leonardo da Vinci. Lorenzo oversees his family vineyard. For 50 years the Locci family has grown grapes for DaVinci Wine. For the last 30 years, Bruno also has nurtured his 7 hectare vineyard with love, care and the Tuscan traditions he learned from his father. Lorenzo, Bruno, and all the passionate winegrowers who make up the Cantine Leonardo da Vinci cooperative ensure that DaVinci Wine is crafted with only the best fruit of the harvest. "The better the grapes, the better the wine," the growers say. With every glass of our wine, you can taste the fruit of their success. Read less

Member Reviews for Da Vinci Chianti

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Snooth User: Primat119
4602254
3.50 5
04/02/2008

THis is not you dry Chianti. This is new world style. It has a bit of Cab and Syrah in the blend. VEry easy drinking with something to back it. Not a big finish. But not your ordinary Chianti.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
2.50 5
02/17/2010

Raspberry flavors on the nose, this wine exhibits a lot of sweet fruits. Has a little bit of a manufactured chemical taste to it on the finish, although it was minor.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.00 5
04/03/2010

Nice, subtle soft chianti. - Tasted at Total Wine & More 4/3/10


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
2.50 5
04/03/2010

Perhaps not a great bottle, but I'd have expected more from a chianti labeled "riserva". It fell flat for me and I'd have preferred the regular chianti or the classico. - Tasted at Total Wine & More 4/3/10


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.50 5
06/24/2009

Can't remember if I had the 2004 or 2005 last night with lasagna, but it was tasty to sip on before dinner and went great with the pasta! A nice, affordable sangiovese.


Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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4.00 5
02/25/2009

Darkish purple in color. A clean and pure nose of rose petals and blackberries. The palate shows an elegantly well structured and beautiful bright fruit profile of blackberries and black cherries. The mouthfeel has a depth of purity rarely encountered in young Chianti Riservas, at least for me. I truly love the accessibilty of this one. It has great acid and tannin balance that really pushes forth toward an elegant and fragrantly heady finish. Wow. Enjoy this one now with a nicely prepared Veal Saltimbocca or hold for a bit. Needs to be sampled to be believed.


Snooth User: aimeepawluk
103156127
4.50 5
12/14/2008

Nice and smooth. I really love this wine, but since this was my first go at Chianti, I gave it 4.5 glasses. Perhaps there is something out there that's even better? Will definitely buy again.


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External Reviews for Da Vinci Chianti

External Review
05/18/2011

Shows berry and bark character, with hints of dried herbs and earth. Medium-bodied, fresh and clean, with lovely fruit. Drink now.


External Review
05/23/2011

Attains a level of intensity not matched by the other Da Vinci wines, with bold aromas of tobacco, earth and cedar matched on the palate by flavors of cherry, plum and dried spices. This 100% Sangiovese possesses a long finish and supple tannins; it should drink well for 4-7 years.


External Review
05/18/2011

A distinct herbal or spice note is the first thing you'll notice in this Sangiovese-based Riserva. Medicinal herbs, Indian spice, cinnamon, cumin and dried sage or oregano are very abundant and set it apart from the rest. In the mouth, this is a firm wine with a solid tannic grip suggesting a successful pairing with grilled meats marinated in rosemary oil.


External Review
05/23/2011

Nicely balanced, with black fruit and slightly toasty oak character. Medium-bodied. Tasty. Drink now.


External Review
02/20/2009

'Da Vinci Chianti Riserva is ruby red with succulent aromas of spicy fruit and a hint of smoky oak. Concentrated flavors of ripe plum, wild raspberry and spice are supported by balanced, chewy tannins and a long finish. Wine Buyer Best Buy


External Review
05/18/2011

A phenomenal effort in a weak vintage. Fruity, plummy and delicious. Bright finish. Drink now.


External Review
04/21/2010

Fruchtig, mit typischen Vanille- und Zimtakzenten. Gute Struktur am Gaumen angenehm weich.


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