Tag: Chianti

  • Vigneti La Selvanella Chianti Classico Riserva, 2010

    Value week on Buyingbcwines: It starts out crudely, with notes that are very much of the barnyard, wet hay, musky leather. On the palate it transitions to figs, anise, ripe cherry, and softens, Merlot soft, finishing with a peppery bite. A very good sipper for Chianti but with the musculature for a prime rib.  Not […]

  • Melini La Selvanella Riserva, Chianti Classico, 2010

    Ho-hum.  The Grigio we drank a while back, sensational.  Still holding back on the last few bottles.  This could not compare.   Gismondi loved it and scored it 90 points so of course I bought the last two bottles at my local outlet.  He noted its “silky textures” and “long smooth elegant finish.”  For us […]

  • Il Grigio da San Felice, Chianti Classico Reserva, 2009

    From the cellar: Jesus Christ and the twelve apostles. This could be the holy sacrament. I bought a few bottles to lay down nine months ago and couldn’t wait to try one. Ooh la la. True, it’s Sangiovese, and that’s the grape you get into verbal tousles over. I like it, but find it (in […]