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2011 Antinori Italian (Tuscany) Red "Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva"

Winery: Antinori

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 90% Sangiovese & 10% Other Red Grape

Region: Chianti Classico

State or country: Italy

Price: $35

Cases produced: 5,600

KWG Score: 92 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: February 24, 2017

Wine Review: This dark red colored Chianti Classico Riserva from Antinori opens with an attractive dried cherry and oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, well balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild cedar plank infused cherry with notes of mild plum. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins linger and last for a while. I would pair this tasty wine with veal parmigiana at your favorite North End restaurant. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2011 Villa Rosso Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva is an intense ruby red color and features equally intense aromas of red fruit, raspberries and blueberries, followed by hints of oak and spices, particularly cloves. On the palate, the wine is vibrant and rooted in the terroir of the area with supple tannins. The finish is fruity with expressive and lingering oak notes.

Organic status: not organic

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