• Felsina Berardenga Riserva Chianti Classico 2016 94

    Felsina Berardenga Riserva Chianti Classico 2016

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    94pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    "Streamlined and elegant, this mid-weight red trots out notes of grilled herb and dark fruit nuances that segue to spice, tilled earth and savory tobacco, with great complexity. It shows elegance and power, two contrasting characteristics that only work well together in the world's most achieved expressions." ~ Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    Mr. Parker's Wine Advocate calls this Felsina Berardenga Riserva Chianti Classico "streamlined and elegant, with great complexity", "showing elegance and power". If that isn't enough to tickle your fancy, this Tuscan treasure is under $30. Yes, really. Put it on the top shelf of your wine closet and give it a year or two more to unfold if you can wait, but it is technically ready to enjoy now. Once you're there, let your wildest Tuscan fantasy come to life. Fill everybody's glasses and offer bites of soppresata, arugula, fig and gorgonzola pizza. For the entrée, cook your favorite pasta to a perfect al dente, and toss it with a Bolognese meat and tomato sauce with freshly grated Parmesan. This Riserva will also pair beautifully with grilled steak and a juicy lamb roast. Ask your butcher if they can get you some Chianina. It's Italy's most-prized beef, and it will be fantastic with this Tuscan red. Cosa sati aspettando winelovers??!

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "Streamlined and elegant, this mid-weight red trots out notes of grilled herb and dark fruit nuances that segue to spice, tilled earth and savory tobacco, with great complexity. This 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Berardenga is still a bit closed and tight, but this beautiful wine boasts all the best qualities of this vintage. It shows elegance and power, two contrasting characteristics that only work well together in the world's most achieved expressions. The most satisfying aspect of this Riserva is the crisp acidity on the close that keeps the palate refreshed and ready for the next sip. Drink 2019-2030." May 2019

    Winery: "Ruby red with deep intensity and hue. Fruity, fine and elegant aromas dominated by wild berries, along with array of spicy notes. Fruity on the palate with good tannins and a lingering finish."

    Bottle 750ml, cork
    Varietal 100% Sangiovese                                                                                                                        
    Alcohol 13.5%
    Aging 12 months in once-used oak barriques; minimum of 3-6 months further refining in bottle
    Region Castelnuovo Berardenga, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy
    Production  Limited at 4,000 dozen