Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 1994

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 130978
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • V96
  • WS92
Style: Big & Bold

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.

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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.

Critical Acclaim

"Giuseppe Mazzocolin says the 1994 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is one of his all-time favorites. It is easy to see why. The 1994 is strikingly beautiful from the very first taste. It boasts compelling inner sweetness, with layers of dark red cherries, flowers, licorice, tar and tobacco that come alive in the glass. The silkiest of tannins frame the savory finish. All the elements have aged with the most exquisite grace in the 1994, a wine that is in fabulous shape considering it is nearly 30 years old. There is enough pure vibrancy to allow the 1994 to drink well for another decade, perhaps longer. For its era, the 1994 had high alcohol (almost 14%) and low acidity, but that didn’t stop it from aging beautifully. What a great showing! "
96 Points

"This is a beautifully crafted Chianti with impressive berry, cherry and vanilla aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, with wonderfully integrated tannins, a long and silky finish.--Chianti retrospective. "
92 Points

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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...

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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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