Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2018

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The 2018 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. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2020)

The 2018 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. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2020)

9.2

Amy

love this! soft, round, stone fruit

love this! soft, round, stone fruit

9.0

Gary Grose

A star producer of chianti in Tuscany delivers a so-so wine in an off year. I know it wasn’t a great year for everyone in the region but I expect more from Castellare Floral notes are unique but somewhat wrong. Previous vintages stand above this. Maybe I should let it sit for 5 more years or so? Anyone? Why are my pictures always out of focus?

A star producer of chianti in Tuscany delivers a so-so wine in an off year. I know it wasn’t a great year for everyone in the region but I expect more from Castellare Floral notes are unique but somewhat wrong. Previous vintages stand above this. Maybe I should let it sit for 5 more years or so? Anyone? Why are my pictures always out of focus?

8.1

Katie Dyer

Slightly smokey, subtlety spicy, smooth. Goes well with white meats bro

Slightly smokey, subtlety spicy, smooth. Goes well with white meats bro

8.5

Andréa Soechting Jacobs

While stay at home orders are lightening up, we continue to stay at home and drink wine. This Castellare is a fine Chianti... not quite the same as when sipping from a rooftop in Firenze.

While stay at home orders are lightening up, we continue to stay at home and drink wine. This Castellare is a fine Chianti... not quite the same as when sipping from a rooftop in Firenze.

8.8

Andrew Shaheen

Classic and delicious

Classic and delicious

9.0

Greg Gosselin

Stellar with classic sausage and peppers.

Stellar with classic sausage and peppers.

9.0

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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