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San Fabiano Calcinaia Cellole Riserva Chianti Classico 2007

  • 94 points, James Suckling
  • 91 points, Wine Spectator
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WineShopper Notes

The wine name might be a mouthful, but the stratospheric score and crazy low price are easy to understand. San Fabiano’s rock star winemaker Carlo Ferrini has created another masterpiece with the 94-point 2007 Riserva Chianti Classico. Aromas of nutmeg, vanilla, and dried cherry lead to velvety, mouth-filling flavors, with great structure and depth in a Chianti that’s drinking beautifully now. This is a top-shelf deal that doesn’t come along every day. Get it while you can!

Critical Acclaim

94 points
James Suckling
"Lots of spices and dried mushroom, with dark fruits on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and raisins as well as sultanas. Lots going on. Delicious and stylish wine. Drink now."

91 points
Wine Spectator
"Offers currant and blackberry, with hints of flowers and light toasty oak. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, caressing finish. Well-crafted. Best after 2010. 2,915 cases made."

Winemaker's Notes

Ruby red in color with garnet reflections that increase with aging. The aromas are intense and persistent with floral hints of red fruits and spices. The wine has a remarkable texture and the taste is expressive, balanced, harmonious, very elegant, full-bodied and tannic that will evolve to become velvety with the progress of aging.

Blend: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot

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 vintage, Chianti Classico Riserva "Cellole," Cerviolo Rosso Igt, Cabernet sauvignon Igt, Casa Boschino Igt, Cerviolo Bianco, a small production of the traditional Vin Santo of Chianti Classico, and of Grappa of Chianti Classico "Cellole," as well as, of course, the perfumed and fragrant extra virgin olive oil.