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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Da Vinci Riserva Chianti 2004
Da Vinci Riserva Chianti 2004
(search item no. 93845)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

100% Sangiovese

Matured in new French oak barrels for 12 months then in bottles for an additional 3 months.

Color: Ruby red with rich chromatic nuances
Bouquet: Distinctly fruity with dark cherry overtones that are balanced with hints of vanilla and cinnamon.
Palate: The flavor reflects the spicy undertones and fruit of the bouquet supported by balanced tannins. This Riserva exhibits concentrated black fruit, plums, and ripe cherry fruit with spicy undertones and is balanced by fine, soft tannins and a full mineral finish.
Excellent with roasts of red meat, grilled meats and dishes with truffle oil and mature Pecorino cheese. Serve slightly below room temperature (16°C–20°C).

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About Cantine Leonardo da Vinci:

Established in 1961, Cantine Leonardo da Vinci sources only the finest grapes from premium Chianti and Chianti Classico vineyards. The result is premium, concentrated fruit which is then skillfully crafted into distinctive, fruit-forward, new world style Chianti.