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San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva 2016

Member Review by chriscage:

Cranberry/rusty coloration with a near tawny brown tinge around the edge....decent clarity, but does have some slight murkiness. Good legs suggesting a medium body. The aromas are mellow, and with deep richness....black cherry, pomegranate, subdued oak, hints of peppercorn spice and very slight Earthiness. The flavors follow suit, with the dark skinned fruit showing prominence....plummy/prune nuances, ripe cherry, smooth Earthy soil....excellent flavor! The mouthfeel is smooth and luxurious, medium body and pairs well with mature Irish cheddar and double cooked ham! This is delectable now and for the next several years to come...at least another 5 years (2023). Enjoyed Nov 2018

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San Felice:
Defining Agricola San Felice as a “project” means that it is far more than a simple agricultural operation, and alludes to the multi-faceted activities to which it is committed. More specifically, since it became part of the Gruppo Allianz S.p.A., San Felice’s viticultural ambitions have grown in quantity and quality, focusing in particular on scientific research. At the sa... Read more
Defining Agricola San Felice as a “project” means that it is far more than a simple agricultural operation, and alludes to the multi-faceted activities to which it is committed. More specifically, since it became part of the Gruppo Allianz S.p.A., San Felice’s viticultural ambitions have grown in quantity and quality, focusing in particular on scientific research. At the same time, it has turned its efforts to hospitality services, livestock breeding, and environmental protection. Read less

Member Reviews for San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva

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Snooth User: chriscage
481309807
5.00 5
Vintage: 2011 11/22/2018

Cranberry/rusty coloration with a near tawny brown tinge around the edge....decent clarity, but does have some slight murkiness. Good legs suggesting a medium body. The aromas are mellow, and with deep richness....black cherry, pomegranate, subdued oak, hints of peppercorn spice and very slight Earthiness. The flavors follow suit, with the dark skinned fruit showing prominence....plummy/prune nuances, ripe cherry, smooth Earthy soil....excellent flavor! The mouthfeel is smooth and luxurious, medium body and pairs well with mature Irish cheddar and double cooked ham! This is delectable now and for the next several years to come...at least another 5 years (2023). Enjoyed Nov 2018


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,229
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 03/22/2013

The nose showed dark red fruits with black cherry, blackberry and citrus, followed by hints of undergrowth and herbs. On the palate, I found ripe red berries, beautiful inner floral and herbal notes with a regal structure. The lasting finish was focused, giving a slow-motion playback of its performance on the palate.


Snooth User: deadPixel
23287280
0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/12/2009

Best price/value Chianti I've recently purchased.


Snooth User: Nis
3002304
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 10/17/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: jeffpizz
92944430
1.50 5
Vintage: 2001 12/11/2008

One and a half glasses


Snooth User: PrimiPiatti
1902575
4.00 5
Vintage: 1995 06/19/2009

I still have a few of these in the cellar and they have been improving over the years. Unfortunately, the '88s and '90s are all gone. What fond memories!


Snooth User: tommasol
10230537
4.00 5
Vintage: 1987 11/30/2008

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External Reviews for San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva

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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2015 06/13/2019

Winemaker's Notes: Deep ruby red color. Intense and persistent with the typical notes of sweet violet and wild red berries. An austere, full-bodied wine, with succulent tannins and fresh acidity. Enriched with an aromatic complexity that originates from a delicate dosing of wood. Pair with: grilled meats, roast pigeon, and rare carved beef.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 03/22/2019

Winemaker's Notes: Deep ruby red color. Intense and persistent with the typical notes of sweet violet and wild red berries. An austere, full-bodied wine, with succulent tannins and fresh acidity. Enriched with an aromatic complexity that originates from a delicate dosing of wood. Pair with: grilled meats, roast pigeon, and rare carved beef. ** Only 10 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 09/10/2016

Winemaker's Notes: Deep ruby red color. Intense and persistent with the typical notes of sweet violet and wild red berries. An austere, full-bodied wine, with succulent tannins and fresh acidity. Enriched with an aromatic complexity that originates from a delicate dosing of wood. Pair with: grilled meats, roast pigeon, and rare carved beef.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 01/23/2014

A pure expression of Sangiovese, the 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio shows the inner warmth and richness that is characteristic of the Castelnuovo Berardenga subzone of the famous Tuscan appellation. Balsam herbs and eucalyptus oil appear at first and slowly give way to black fruit, cherry cola, violet and Spanish cedar. It shows an extremely polished feel in the mouth. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2028. - Robert Parker 93+ Points Fresh and vivid, evoking pure cherry, strawberry, tobacco and underbrush notes. There are stiff tannins, but this finds balance in the end. Best from 2015 through 2022. 20,000 cases made. -BS


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 11/04/2014

A pure expression of Sangiovese, the 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio shows the inner warmth and richness that is characteristic of the Castelnuovo Berardenga subzone of the famous Tuscan appellation. Balsam herbs and eucalyptus oil appear at first and slowly give way to black fruit, cherry cola, violet and Spanish cedar. It shows an extremely polished feel in the mouth. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2028. - Robert Parker 93+ PointsFresh and vivid, evoking pure cherry, strawberry, tobacco and underbrush notes. There are stiff tannins, but this finds balance in the end. Best from 2015 through 2022. 20,000 cases made. BS - Wine Spectator Magazine 88 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2009 02/15/2014

A pure expression of Sangiovese, the 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio shows the inner warmth and richness that is characteristic of the Castelnuovo Berardenga subzone of the famous Tuscan appellation. Balsam herbs and eucalyptus oil appear at first and slowly give way to black fruit, cherry cola, violet and Spanish cedar. It shows an extremely polished feel in the mouth. Anticipated maturity: 2014–2028.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 02/15/2014

Fresh and vivid, evoking pure cherry, strawberry, tobacco and underbrush notes. There are stiff tannins, but this finds balance in the end. Best from 2015 through 2022.


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