Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $23.00 $19.95
Save $3.05 (13%)
Item No. 113759
  • WE90
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby in color, the 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG displays floral notes of sweet violets combined with hints of cherry jam. The palate is full-bodied and complex with rich flavors of blackcurrent and plums that merge harmoniously with notes of fragrant woods and licorice that extend through the long finish.

Blend: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot

Critical Acclaim

"This beautiful wine is polished and bright, with fresh berry notes backed by white almond, leather, moist tobacco and crème de cassis. It's medium bodied, which makes this ruby red wine particularly well-suited to pair with your favorite meat dishes."
90 Points

Learn About Gabbiano Map ItMap It

The Castello di Gabbiano predates the Tower of Pisa. Construction began atop a hill in Northern Tuscany in 1124. The original 12th century tower of the Castello was intended to overlook and protect the road, which came from Siena and continued on to Florence. It has been the home and refuge of distinguished Florentine families and continues to be a popular Tuscan destination. ...

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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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