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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 1996
Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 1996
(search item no. 22818)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $27.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Medium intensity ruby red with slight garnet reflections.

Bouquet: intense with a hint of wild berries.

Taste: Elegant, harmonious, with great finesse.

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About Castello di Volpaia:

Castello di Volpaia overlooks the village of Radda in Chianti. The town was built in the 11th century as a fortified village on the Florence/Siena border. Although only part of the original protective walls and two of its six towers are still standing, the medieval layout and buildings within the village are still intact, making Volpaia one of the best preserved villages of its period. Just as it has been for the last 900 years, the entire village is intimately involved in the production of wine and olive oil. The cellars, bottling plant, barrels and olive press are nestled within the original stone walls that have been carefully restored by owners Carlo Mascheroni and Giovannella Stianti Mascheroni and their children, Nicoló and Federica.