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Castellare Chianti Classico Reviews



Castellare Chianti Classico Reviews


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2020 Castellare Chianti Classico Reviews


This wine is a blend of 95% Sangioveto, which is a clone of Sangiovese, and 5% Canaiolo. Canaiolo is one of the local grapes allowed to be used in making Chianti Classico.



91 Pointz Vinous


“The 2020 Castellare Chianti Classico is a fragrant, mid-weight wine that will be impossible to resist right out of the gate given its freshness and purity of fruit. Crushed flowers, sweet red berry fruit, white pepper, spice, and mint are nicely lifted in this engaging Chianti Classico from Castellare.”



91 Pointz Wine Spectator


“This red evokes sour cherry, currant, almond, iron, and earth aromas and flavors. Crisp, featuring a structure marked by acidity and tannins, with underbrush accents that linger. Sangioveto and Canaiolo.”


89 Pointz James Suckling


“A medium-bodied, tangy red with sour cherries, lemons, and pine needles on the nose. Crunchy acidity and fine tannins. Zesty finish.”


89 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“Aromas of red berries mingle with whiffs of violet and resin. On the lithe palate, polished, fine-grained tannins accompany juicy red cherry, orange rind, and hints of star anise.”



Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


90 Pointz Decanter


“Spending approximately six months in used barriques, this large-production annata offers essential – but enticing – perfumes of sweet black cherries and dried herbs. It sports a juicy and easygoing personality, with loads of succulent black fruit, and slightly powdery tannins lending depth.”




2019 Castellare Chianti Classico Reviews


This wine is a blend of 95% Sangioveto, which is a clone of Sangiovese, and 5% Canaiolo. Canaiolo is one of the local grapes allowed to be used in making Chianti Classico.


92 Pointz James Suckling


“A vibrant, tangy red with aromas of cranberries, mushrooms, dried flowers, bay leaves, mocha, and lemons. Medium-bodied with fine tannins and refreshingly sharp acidity. Fresh and tasty.”



92 Pointz Vinous


“2019 Castellare Chianti Classico is a terrific introduction to this range. Bright and beautifully perfumed, with lovely energy, the 2019 is all classy. Crushed flowers, bright acid, and cedar lift a core of red berry fruit. The 2019 is vibrant, deep, and full of character. I loved it.”



92 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“Camphor, blue flower, leather, and berry aromas come to the forefront. Elegant and savory, the linear, polished palate offers juicy red cherry, orange zest, and star anise set against taut, fine-grained tannins.”



92 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Aromas of graphite and eucalyptus are distinctive, giving way to a core of ripe, juicy black cherry, black currant, tar, and tobacco flavors. Firm yet balanced in a youthful, exuberant way, with a lingering finish of both fruit and balsamic notes. Sangioveto and Canaiolo.”




2018 Castellare Chianti Classico Reviews


This wine is a blend of 95% Sangioveto, which is a clone of Sangiovese, and 5% Canaiolo. Canaiolo is one of the local grapes allowed to be used in making Chianti Classico.



92 Pointz Vinous


“The 2018 Castellare Chianti Classico is an absolutely joyous wine. Bright red cherry fruit, tangy acids, and sweet floral notes all run a translucent, super-expressive Chianti Classico that quite frankly knocks it out of the park. The 2018 is so delineated, so vibrant, and just so incredibly delicious. The purity of the flavors is just remarkable. The oak needs a bit of time to fully integrate, but it already has over the last few months. This is what Sangiovese (called Sangioveto here) and Chianti Classico are all about. Best of all, the 2018 is a screaming value. Don’t miss it.”



91 Pointz James Suckling


“Sweet-cherry and vanilla aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with round tannins and a fruity finish. Nicely done. Delicious now.”



90 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Bright and fruity, this red boasts strawberry, cherry, floral, and smoke flavors. Supple and open, this shows fine balance and a lingering aftertaste of fresh fruit, earth, and tobacco.”



89 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“Aromas recalling red berries, rose petals, and violets are front and center on this fragrant red. On the bright, sleek palate, lithe tannins and bright acidity accompany juicy sour cherries and hints of ground clove.”



2017 Castellare Chianti Classico Reviews


This wine is a blend of 95% Sangioveto, which is a clone of Sangiovese, and 5% Canaiolo. Canaiolo is one of the local grapes allowed to be used in making Chianti Classico.



94 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Owner Paolo Panerai founded Castellare di Castellina in 1977 by combining four separate estates in the town of Castellina in the Chianti Classico region. Panerai is still involved today, along with winemaker and managing director Alessandro Cellai; together they oversee the 81-acre vineyard. The southwest-facing plot for this Sangiovese and Canaiolo blend lies at 1,450 feet of elevation. Grown in calcareous clay-loam soils, the vines were planted in the 1980s. Low yields are key for concentration. The wine ages 14 months in used French oak and an additional seven months in bottle. 10,000 cases made.”



90 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“Scents of lavender and violet signal a purple-fruited wine, its dark cherry and plum flavors layered with notes of cedar, thyme, and oregano. The dark fruit feels ripe and warm, fortified by rich, meaty tannins.”



88 Pointz James Suckling


“Lots of candied apples, watermelon, and blackberry pastille make for an appealing if slightly jammy nose. Full-bodied and fruity, but a little kitschy on the finish.”




2016 Castellare Chianti Classico Reviews


This wine is a blend of 95% Sangioveto, which is a clone of Sangiovese, and 5% Canaiolo. Canaiolo is one of the local grapes allowed to be used in making Chianti Classico.



88 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“This blend of Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo opens with aromas of red-skinned berry, violet, and cedar. The juicy palate delivers red cherry, black pepper, and clove alongside smooth tannins.”



2015 Castellare Chianti Classico Reviews


This wine is a blend of 95% Sangioveto, which is a clone of Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo. Canaiolo is one of the local grapes allowed to be used in making Chianti Classico.



90 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“You absolutely can't go wrong with a strong and food-friendly wine like this. The 2015 Castellare Chianti Classico (95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo) is not a particularly complex wine, but it does deliver on other levels. It shows beautiful color saturation and a robust appearance that denotes texture and extraction. The bouquet is luscious and lively with dark cherry, blackberry preserve, oak spice, and toast. It ages in tonneaux for seven months, and bottle production is a healthy 120,000 bottles strong.”



90 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Complex and balanced, with intense ripe cherry, wet limestone, and wild herb aromas backed by leather, tobacco, and tar flavors.”




2014 Casteeare Chianti Classico Reviews

This wine is a blend of 95% Sangioveto, which is a clone of Sangiovese, and 5% Canaiolo. Canaiolo is one of the local grapes allowed to be used in making Chianti Classico.



89 Pointz Wine Spectator


“This sleek red displays cherry, raspberry, and spice flavors, with vibrant acidity and light tannins for support. Fine length.”



88 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2014 Castellare Chianti Classico puts a good face on a difficult vintage. Offering impressive value, this blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo is aged in oak for eight months. The style is lean and crisp, showing dedicated focus on the wine's bright berry flavors. Raspberry and cherry emerge first from the bouquet. Drying mineral adds a drying touch to the finish.”



86 Pointz Vinous


“The 2014 Castellare Chianti Classico is a light, to mid-weight wine that clearly reflects the challenging nature of the growing season. Slender and compact, with limited depth, the 2014 is a wine to drink now and over the next year or two, before the green, vegetal notes become overpowering.”



2013 Castellare Chianti Classico Reviews


This wine is a blend of 95% Sangioveto, which is a clone of Sangiovese, and 5% Canaiolo. Canaiolo is one of the local grapes allowed to be used in making Chianti Classico.



91 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2013 Castellare Chianti Classico is a fabulous expression and a delightful wine to drink. It puts forward an informal and breezy style that hits all the right buttons. Dark cherry fruit and blackberry segue to spice and blanched almond. Silky tannins and fresh acidity cap off the experience.”



91 Pointz Vinous


“A fabulous wine in its class, the 2013 Castellare Chianti Classico shows just how promising the vintage is. Freshly cut flowers, bright red-fleshed fruit, and tobacco notes are pushed forward. The 2013 offers superb delineation, compelling perfume, and lovely silkiness, especially at this level. What a gorgeous wine this is.”



89 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“This pretty expression of Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo opens with aromas of wild berry, plum, violet, wet earth, and a whiff of Mediterranean herb. The lively, easy-drinking palate delivers sour cherry, black raspberry, black pepper, and espresso alongside sleek tannins and bright acidity.”



89 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Iron, graphite, and cherry flavors are married to a firm structure here. The tannins are slightly dry, but this finishes with freshness and fine length.”


2012 Castellare Chianti Classico Reviews


This wine is a blend of 95% Sangioveto, which is a clone of Sangiovese, and 5% Canaiolo. Canaiolo is one of the local grapes allowed to be used in making Chianti Classico.



91 Pointz James Suckling


“A beautiful red with sliced-tangerine and cherry character on the nose and palate. Full body with fine tannins and a fresh finish.”



90 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s

International Wine Cellar


“Penetrating fruit-driven aromas of red plum, sour red cherry, minerals and flowers. Lush yet graceful, with harmonious ripe acidity giving shape to the wine's red fruit and flint flavors. Finishes broad and persistent, with rather polished tannins.”



90 Pointz Vinous

“2012 Castellare Chianti Classico is gorgeous. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, licorice, and wild herbs flesh out in a supple, radiant Chianti endowed with tons of personality. With time in the glass, the 2012 turns floral, delicate, and supremely elegant. The 2012 is pure finesse. This is one of the more polished 2012s readers will come across.”



89 Pointz Wine Spectator


“A mix of cherry, licorice, iron, and earth flavors highlight this elegant, intense red. Long and firm on the finish, where the aftertaste evokes tea and tobacco notes.”



2011 Castellare Chianti Classico Reviews


This wine is a blend of 95% Sangioveto, which is a clone of Sangiovese, and 5% Canaiolo. Canaiolo is one of the local grapes allowed to be used in making Chianti Classico.



90 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2011 Chianti Classico delivers a classic interpretation of Sangiovese – called “Sangioveto” on Paolo Panerai’s insistence – with 5% Canaiolo. The wine shows enormous fruit purity and floral lift that brings the bouquet to life before your eyes and nose.”



90 Pointz Wine Spectator


“A graphite aroma introduces a burst of fresh cherry in this fluid red.”



89 Points Vinous

“The 2011 Chianti Classico is one of the classiest wines of the vintage. Ripe, expressive, but also beautifully restrained, the 2011 is a wine of impeccable balance. Sweet red cherries, plums, spices, and tobacco emerge over time, but it is the wine's textural elegance that separates it from the overwhelming majority of its peers. The 2011 shows the raciness of the vintage in spades.”



87 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“Earthy, fragrances of mint and thyme lead the bouquet of this wine, followed by balsamic accents. The palate opens with ripe plum and black cherry flavors, but you’ll also detect some astringent wood tannins.”




2010 Castellare Chianti Classico Reviews


This wine is a blend of 95% Sangioveto, which is a clone of Sangiovese, and 5% Canaiolo. Canaiolo is one of the local grapes allowed to be used in making Chianti Classico.



90 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2010 Castellare Chianti Classico is a serious wine. In this vintage, the Chianti Classico boasts gorgeous depth, richness, and concentration, all supported by finessed tannins. Dark cherries, plums, spices, tobacco, and licorice blossom on the energetic, mineral-infused finish. This is a great showing from a wine that captures the essence of 2010, a fabulous Sangiovese vintage.”



88 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s

International Wine Cellar


“Moderately saturated dark red. Red cherry, camphor, and a leafy note on the nose. Suave in texture but also a bit peppery, showing an herbal quality to the simple red fruit and floral flavors. Seems only moderately ripe but the tannins are smooth.”



88 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“This bright Chianti Classico offers cherry, forest berry, and blue flower notes, backed by touches of wet earth and leather. The palate is smooth and firm, and it has a fresh, almost herbal finish.”



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