2015 Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva SKU #1366875


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  • Thomas Smith
    By: Thomas Smith
    K&L Staff Member
    I felt like I had to take a bottle for this home for dinner with all of my colleagues commenting on how great a food wine this was. I'm happy to report that not only did the wine show beautifully with dinner, I was really surprised by the quality from a wine at this price. The moment I pulled the cork, you could easily tell the wine was Chianti. Earthy and black-fruited with nuances of tobacco and dried herbs, it beautifully complimented the sausage and fennel Ragu my wife and I were having for dinner. Full and fruity without being juicy or soft, it will certainly enter my roster regular take-homes. I think that at $20, this is a tremendous value.
  • Sharon Kelly
    By: Sharon Kelly
    K&L Staff Member
    ​Chianti Classico is my go-to wine when I am having my weekly dinner with friends and can't decide what to bring. More often than not, our meals consist of grilled steak or a quick-and-easy pork tenderloin and really, nothing pairs better than Sangiovese. I usually prefer to consume it with a meal, but what I really love about this wine in particular is its easy- drinking style that doesn't require a bite of food with each sip. Tart cherry, tobacco, earth, luscious mouthfeel, everything I enjoy about Sangiovese is present. We like to drink a small glass while cooking and reserve the rest to have with dinner but, in the case of this wine, we finished it before we sat down to eat.
  • Rachel Vogel
    By: Rachel Vogel
    K&L Staff Member
    A classic but discerning nose that is filled with fresh herbs. The glass filled with rosemary and thyme gently mixed with red plums. I was greeted on the palate with lively acidity and that beautiful fruit. While the wine is inviting and easy to enjoy on its own, it is an outstanding dinner pairing!
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    I love this wine and I think it is the best Chianti Riserva Nozzole has ever made. The nose is incredible, waves of spice, earth, wild cherry and subtle middle eastern spices. On the palate this wine shows the richness of the 2015 vintage while not betraying its linear Sangiovese origins. Powerful ripe plum, wispy wild cherry and a luxurious palate presence highlight this wine in your mouth. The finish is sensational, balanced, long while still vibrant and lifting showing a classic breeding, an absolute steal at this price point.
    Drink from 2018 to 2030
  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    The 2015 Nozzole Chianti Riserva is soft and concentrated with lots of warm red fruit flavors and bright acidity that livens it on the palate. It's surprisingly approachable, ready to be opened at the dinner table and especially good with meats, poultry and cheeses.
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    From the Great 2015 vintage, this is one of our best values from Tuscany, black cherries, spicy oak, and a touch of earth. In the mouth, the wine is full-bodied, with fine concentration and a dry finish, with well integrated and soft tannins. Enjoy tonight and over the next couple years.
  • Joe Manekin
    By: Joe Manekin
    K&L Staff Member
    This is the real stuff, the bright, focused, linear and slightly dusty Chianti Classico that you could not mistake for any other region. Whether your summer dinner involves grilled skirt steaks, wild king salmon, a simple pasta dish or charcuterie, cheese and a salad, this is the type of red which deftly covers all this ground. Delicious, well priced and drinking incredibly well right now.
  • Stefanie Juelsgaard
    By: Stefanie Juelsgaard
    K&L Staff Member
    There is a nice contrast here between softer, richer flavors and grip, lead and earth. I'm so excited we are able to offer this wine to customers as it is not available any where else locally. This is a great blend of Old meets New World in Chianti and there is so much to like here, I can't help revisiting it again and again to see it's evolution.


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