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Leonardo da Vinci Chianti Classico 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
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Member Reviews for Leonardo da Vinci Chianti Classico

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Snooth User: Primat119
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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
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: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.00 5
04/03/2010

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


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.


Snooth User: UltraNurd
2826550
4.00 5
06/27/2007

Oddly, it doesn't really have much of a smell. It tastes clearer than most reds I drink, like there's more water. The taste ends on the back sides of your tongue. The cork was actual cork.


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External Reviews for Leonardo da Vinci Chianti Classico

External Review
11/25/2009

Da Vinci Chianti Classico 2005 750ML


External Review
05/18/2011

A beauty. Loads of blackberry and black cherries on the nose. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, long finish. Very impressive. Best after 2004.


External Review
05/18/2011

A good vein of black fruit runs through this red, with hints of violet and mineral. Full-bodied and well-balanced, with fine, silky tannins and a long, superclean finish. An outstanding Chianti. Drink now.


External Review
04/21/2010

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


External Review
05/18/2011

The 2000 Chianti Riserva is ambitious and important, with an expansive and penetrating nose and a large-framed, concentrated palate. Drink: now-2010.


External Review
05/18/2011

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


External Review
05/23/2011

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


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