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Date Printed: 2/26/2015
San Fabiano Calcinaia Cellole Riserva Chianti Classico 2003
San Fabiano Calcinaia Cellole Riserva Chianti Classico 2003
(search item no. 92325)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 2/26/2015: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is a refined and wonderfully structured Chianti Classico Riserva that is brick-red and displays impressive aromas of crushed cherries with hints of cinnamon and tanned leather. Full-bodied with lush silky tannins and a solid core of ripe black fruit. The long finish is accented by rosemary and tobacco flavors.

Enjoy with grilled veal chop with balsamic glaze, mushrooms, truffle pastas or risottos, grilled steak and lamb with rosmary or venison tenderloin in a pomegranate sauce.

Blend: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot

My Notes:

About San Fabiano Cacchiano:

Guido Serio and his wife Isa arrived at San Fabiano in 1983 and immediately made investments aimed at producing quality wines. They have gradually made progress over the time, renewing the vineyards, the wine-making chain, the bottling and the cellar for refining the wine in wooden barrels.

San Fabiano Calcinaia produces wines appreciated all over the world: Chianti Classico vintage, Chianti Classico Riserva "Cellole," Cerviolo Rosso Igt, Cabernet sauvignon Igt, Casa Boschino Igt, Cerviolo Bianco, a small production of the traditional Vin Santo of Chianti Classico, and of Grappa of Chianti Classico "Cellole," as well as, of course, the perfumed and fragrant extra virgin olive oil.