James Suckling 92 - A full and chewy Chianti Classico with plenty of blackberry and black cherry character. Hints of flowers. Medium body, round and chewy tannins and a fresh finish.
Wine Advocate 90+ - This is one of the great value wines from Central Italy. The 2015 Chianti Classico Rubiolo is a vibrant expression of Sangiovese that shows the tonic and vibrant energy of the grape. The bouquet is polished and clean with summer fresh cherry, dark fruit and grilled herb. I suggest buying this wine in bulk for those happy moments when you are cooking behind the stove or outdoor grill. This is a fantastic food-prep Tuscan red.
A blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, the must ferments in steel, then 70% of the wine matures in oak vats and 30% in steel tanks, followed by a further 3 months in bottle before release. The wine is smooth, fruit-rich, and delicious, with supple, well-balanced tannins. Blend: Sangiovese 90%, Merlot 10%