Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 2004

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 91851
  • ST95
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Winemaker's Notes

"Impressive dark ruby color. Expressive aromas of blackcurrant, plum, mint and cigar box, all lifted by a mineral element. Dense and rich, combining Pinot Noir-like texture and refinement with Syrah-like flavors of rare meat and raspberry liqueur. This boasts a wonderfully tactile feel and a remarkably long, palate-staining finish. A great Chianti with loads of personality."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
95 Points

Brilliant, rich ruby red. Spicy nose with floral notes and wild berry nuances. Spice continues in the mouth, nicely complemented by a dense, soft fabric of youthful tannins; excellent structure and superb overall character.

If there is exceptional location to gaze out over all of Fèlsina and its surrounding areas, that place is the vineyard on the ancient Rancia estate, at over 410 metres altitude. Its grapes are vinified and bottled separately. The vineyard lies completely within the Chianti Classico zone; its climate and soils are characteristic of the entire valley centred on Siena and bear witness –not only ideally- to its close relationship to the areas of Montalcino, of Montepulciano, and of the Maremma.

From 1983 on, Rancia' s 100% sangiovese has consistently reflected its own terroir, demonstrating a lengthy progression, a liveliness, and an elegance truly rare and distinctive.

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Rating:
(9/26/2010)
My favorite producer of Chianti Classico, from a simply outstanding vintage. Dark, dense and tannic. This needs time in the bottle to really show its stuff people! If you're going to drink it now, decant it for a minimum of 5 hours.
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MD2020 - Rolling Meadows, IL (read all my reviews)

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(8/29/2010)
Not a 95! The more I drank the less I liked it. Id give it an 85 to 87.
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Joey Golden - New York, NY (read all my reviews)

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(9/29/2010)
I found the blackcurrent in the aroma but nothing but a harsh palatte which was the only thing that lasted in the taste.
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Learn About Felsina Map ItMap It

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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