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    Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo 2008
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

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    • JS94
    • RP93
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 James Suckling, 93 The Wine Advocate, 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Other Info: Green Wines, Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 111884

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The vineyards have south-west exposure with 30 years old vines. Vigna del Sorbo is a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Lots of blueberry and vanilla character in this rich and balanced Chianti Classico. Full body, with velvety tannins and a long finish. Try it in 2012 to let it come together more in the bottle. This single vineyard Chianti Classico Riserva from Fontodi is always a killer.

    94 Points
    James Suckling

    The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo is beautiful in this vintage. It shows gorgeous mid-palate depth and pliancy, with wonderful richness in its sweet dark fruit, smoke, licorice and grilled herbs. The 10% Cabernet Sauvignon works particularly well in this vintage, as it seems to give the wine a measure of depth and delineation that is less obvious in the Flaccianello. Higher toned floral notes add lift on the finish. The Vigna del Sorbo is a touch restrained in 2008, as are most wines, yet it shows fabulous balance and tons of personality. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2028.

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Very polished, with sweet spices accenting the cherry and black currant notes. Turns firm and lean, with dry tannins taking over on the finish. Rich and dense, so be patient. Best from 2013 through 2020. 1,600 cases made.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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