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2004 Felsina - Chianti Classico Rancia Riserva (Berardenga) Sangiovese - Italy - Tuscany - Chianti - Classico - Red

Italy - Tuscany - Chianti - Classico

Red Sangiovese
Producer Notes

Felsina, for all of its current, well-deserved respect and fame, is the product of an ancient and humanitarian history. In the 12th century this estate was a roadside hospital directed by Benedictine monks who tended to the pilgrims and merchants traveling the Strata de Rancia.

The winery is located within the most south-eastern part of the Chianti Classico zone near Siena. In 1961,... More »

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94
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2014 VF: 2006-2014
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 133
Author Juan K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.34%
Tasted On 11/18/2013
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Author Dario B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.385%
Tasted On 09/27/2012
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Author AJFox
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.938%
Tasted On 07/11/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2014

From a 3L format, decanted over the course of dinner. Spice, cherries and blueberries, earth, tannins apparent but not at all unpleasant. Some dinner guests initially scoffed at "Chianti," but raved all through dinner after trying. Wish I had more. Drinks great now, could also lay down a couple more years no problem.

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Author Anon
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Site / Blog Trust Rating 90.909%
Tasted On 06/14/2009

Fantastic wine. Perfectly balanced and you can beat it for value. Wish I had bought more!

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Author MJM
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.419%
Tasted On 05/26/2009

This is a serious chianti...Flowers on the nose, dark cherries and minerals on the palate..med body with smooth mid-length finish...fleshed out with air. This will live a long time.

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Author MBates 42
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 05/17/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2015

Blackberry, truffle and smoke on the nose. Really fresh as well. Extremely well balanced with fine tannins in the mouth. Moderate finish. One of the better Chianti's I've had in a while. Well worth it.

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Author Steve
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.727%
Tasted On 03/12/2009

Susan started it with friends and pizza, I am having it as a sipper. It is drinking smoothly and balanced with good fruit and still dries the gums, its great

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