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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 2008
Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 2008
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The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1995 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1994 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red appearance with rich, intense tones. Spicy nose with floral notes and hints of wild berry (red and black), accompanied by mineral impressions and light toasted notes. Spice re-appears on the palate, which displays firm but supple tannins, and the finale is vigorous and taut. Overall, the wine is compelling for its flavor-rich mid-palate and supporting acidity.
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About Fattoria di Felsina:

In the 17 published editions of Gambero Rosso, Italy’s acclaimed wine rating guide, this Tuscan estate has won the coveted Tre Bicchieri (Three Glasses) award 17 times. They are a favorite of IWM, Robert Parker, and any Tuscan wine enthusiast. And they did it by revealing the true essence of the Sangiovese grape and the Chianti Classico terroir. What this tells us is that this is a winery of consistency, producing Chianti Classicos with the ability to age up to two decades for the right vintage. Much like the great Brunello estates, it is the marriage of an ideal microclimate and the uncompromising commitment of a dedicated staff that educes the full character of Tuscany's noble grape, even in off vintages. Even more importantly, this is a producer who creates compelling wines and releases them at contained prices, making Felsina accessible to all wine enthusiasts and one of Italy's greatest values!