San Fabiano Calcinaia Chianti Classico 2008

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

$25.00 $15.99
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Item No. 119461
  • red wine
  • WS90
Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

This traditional estate-owned Chianti Classico hails from Sangiovese vines with an average age of 25 years. Produced in a style that honors the time-honored traditions of past generations, the 2008 San Fabiano is a lovely medium-bodied effort with dusty cherry and black currant fruit, sweet cured meat, dark pepper spice and a whisper of vanilla oak.

Critical Acclaim

"Chewy and powerful, with lots of fruit and toasty oak. This needs time to chill on the palate, but there is so much going on. Offers an aftertaste of coffee and ripe berry. Best after 2010. "
90 Points

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Brilliant complex Chianti a step above
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Rough, fair finish
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Learn About San Fabiano Calcinaia

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...

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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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