Red Wines    Sangiovese    Tuscany    Italy   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2006
Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2006
(search item no. 102929)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $15.69

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2010 Decanter rating: 96 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes are grown on the Isole o Olena estate which covers 290 hectares in the heart of the Chianti Classico hills between Florence and Siena. It's an elegant and balanced Chianti Classico that is medium bodied, with ripe cherry fruits and spice. Cedar notes are present on the nose and pallet. It is very focused and pretty with fresh acidity and firm tannins.
My Notes:

Additional wines from Isole e Elena:

About Isole e Elena:

Isole e Olena was formed in the 1950's when the DeMarchi family purchased two vineyards in the heart of the Chianti Classico region and combined them into one. Since the 1970's, Paolo DeMarchi has become a leading winemaker in the region by experimenting to improve the Chianti blends and by making wines from 100% Sangiovese (which he labels Cepparello). The goal is producing complex wines with good aging potential.