colour: Vivid ruby red
nose:evident notes of red fruitand hints of cherries
taste: smooth and good structured with a fruity aftertaste
Vinous 89 points - The 2013 Chianti Classico Volpaia is lithe and delicate in the glass, with a lifted expression of Sangiovese that is typical of these hillside vineyards in Radda. Sweet floral notes, bright red-hued fruit and soft tannins inform the juicy finish. The 2013 is open-knit and precise, a terrific combination in my book.
Wine Enthusiast 91 points - A delicious expression of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, this opens with enticing aromas of fragrant purple flower, ripe red berry and sweet baking spice. The silky, vibrant palate doles out juicy wild cherry, black raspberry, clove and licorice while sleek tannins and bright acidity provide the framework. A tobacco note signals the close. Drink through 2018.
Wine Spectator 90 points - This rich version is laced with cherry, almond and earth flavors, all backed by a smooth texture and refined tannins. Long, evoking leather and earth notes on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 18,000 cases made.
(Oct 31 2015)