Castello D'Albola Chianti Classico 2007

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 106564
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

#47 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

The wine offers a brilliant ruby red color. As time passes, the hue is enriched with garnet tones that, as the years go by, lighten further toward orange with an ochre tint typical of Tuscan wines. The aroma is satisfyingly intense, fine and elegant, with light scents of ripe fruits and violets. As it evolves, the wine develops an appealing bouquet that is full and complex. It possesses a pleasant fullness and an outstanding balance of body and structure. Somewhat austere in its youth, the wine softens with age, becoming velvety and developing prolonged and appealing aromatic persistence.

Critical Acclaim

"This is what Chianti should taste like, with plenty of dark cherry and floral aromas and flavors that say Sangiovese. Fresh and fruity. Drink now."
90 Points

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(12/2/2011)
Great wine for the money!
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(11/15/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Nice wine to compliment everyday Italian food. Good color; light bouquet; medium density. Drink now; cellaring probably won't add much complexity.
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Rating:
(5/14/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
solid table wine
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Rating:
(12/13/2010)
Light, ruby color - lighter then I expected (almost Pinot Noir like) - but, "Oh sooo smooth." Will have it and another classico ready for dinner guests in 2 weeks - great find!
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(11/23/2010)
The nose greets you with a lovely dried cherries bouquet. The style is restrained elegance. Good acid balance makes for an outstanding food wine. Sangiovese at its best!
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Paula Trehey - Brooksville, FL (read all my reviews)

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(11/16/2010)
This wine was very nice, especially at the price! I have recommended it to friends.
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Forevered - Chicago, IL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/18/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Pair with: Pasta & Grains
This is a good, casual wine for weeknight dinners. It's a lot better than most wines available at this affordable price point.
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Nicholas Skipper - North Augusta, SC (read all my reviews)

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(9/27/2011)
Decent, but would not purchase again. In fairness, we haven't had that many Chianti's, so our rating may not 100% reliable on this one.
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David S - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

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(2/4/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Pair with: Pasta > Tomato-base
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Learn About Castello D'Albola Map ItMap It

The Castello d'Albola estate is situated above the town of Radda, nearly 2,000 feet above sea level, in the heart of the Chianti Classico region in the province of Siena, Tuscany. Established in the 11th century, Castello d'Albola was initially owned by the Monterinaldi family. Over the centuries it was transferred to the Samminiati, Pazzi and Ginori-Conti families, and finally to the Zonin family.

Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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