2013 San Felice Chianti Classico Il Grigio Gran Selezione (1.5L)

Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Italian wine lovers didn't have to wait long for the stars to align in our favor again; seems like only yesterday that we were lining up, falling over ourselves for every bottle of 2010 Brunello we could find. And now: the 2013 Chianti selections! Flat out gorgeous. Wine Advocate tells us, "The 2013 vintage in Chianti Classico reminds me of the very successful 2010 vintage. This is a classic year with a slow and long growing season that is particularly favorable to Sangiovese.... The wines show depth and precision..." Many of our favorites, in fact, are coming in at scores which outrank their 2010 counterparts – never thought I'd see that. Galloni concurs, sending true connoisseurs over the edge for their very favorites, "The wines range from excellent to sublime. A few 2013s show the potential to ascend into the ranks of the truly epic." Yep, he said "epic." I've tasted quite a range myself, pulling together the select group presented today, which offer so much in terms of excellence, deeply satisfying complexity and that one trait we really love: value! Mix and match to your heart's content – or why not a case of each? These are some killer buys from Chianti's "epic" vintage.

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Smooth and delicious, this boasts enticing scents of violet, berry, leather, tilled soil and aromatic herb. The radiant, elegant palate offers ripe red cherry, crushed raspberry, white pepper and licorice, while a note of pipe tobacco closes the finish. Polished tannins and bright acidity provide balance and structure. Drink 2018–2025.

95 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Mar 2017)

The San Felice 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Grigio is a delightful wine packed tight with brilliant red fruit intensity and beautiful background notes of pressed violets, licorice, crushed stone, honey and blue flower. It offers everything you should expect of a traditional Chianti Classico. The mouthfeel is silky and streamlined with polished tannins and an impressive sense of elegant length and finesse. This is sublime Sangiovese that is executed with extreme honesty.

94+ points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Jan 2017)

This is really outstanding with layers of refined tannins and fruit. Medium to full body, chocolate, berry and light cedar character. Long and caressing. Better in 2017 but so good now!

94 points, James Suckling (Aug 2016)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
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$79.99
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