Have you heard how incredible Tuscany's 2015 vintage is? We're talking load-the-cellar incredible!
And where to begin the buying? I always -- always -- begin with Felsina, one of my favorite wineries in the world. I'll be there a month from now but this offer can't wait until then! Felsina makes world class wine, the epitome of Sangiovese, in my opinion, and there Rancia Riserva is one of the cornerstones of any Italian collection.
If seeing "Chianti" still makes you think of that rough red in a basket, throw that image out with the glass gallon jug of "Burgundy" and "Chablis," because these wines will blow the doors off virtually all their Sangiovese-based peers. Felsina Chianti Classico Rancia Riserva 2015
$44.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order
94-97 points Vinous, Antonio Galloni:"The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is one of the most finessed young Rancias I have ever tasted. Silky, aromatically precise and nuanced to the core, the 2015 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. This is an impressive showing." [our expectations are that this will be on the high side of that score range, perhaps even 97-98!]
94 points Wine Spectator:"The fine cherry, plum, leather and spice flavors pick up accents of chocolate, earth and mineral as this red gathers steam. Builds to a firmly structured finish, where sweet fruit and dusty tannins linger. Drink now through 2028."
I had every intention of having a case of this in my cellar. Let me rephrase: I had a case and we've drunk every single bottle. It is that good, and it's time for more. Easily, easily one of the world's single greatest wine values, especially in 2015 -- it is the best vintage I've tasted in the last 20. For real. An absolute can't-miss, Tuesday through Monday night wine. - Marcus
92 points Vinous, Antonio Galloni:"Stunning and beautifully expansive, the 2015 Chianti Classico Berardenga is a wine to buy by the case and savor over the next 20 or so years. All the natural richness of the 2015 vintage comes through in a creamy, voluptuous Chianti Classico that hits all the right notes. This is quite frankly a remarkable level of quality for Fèlsina's entry-level offering."
92 points, Smart Buy Wine Spectator:"Dense yet rich, this red offers black cherry, earth and graphite aromas and flavors. Needs a year or two to find balance, yet the lingering, tobacco-inflected finish and refined tannins indicate the potential here. Best from 2019 through 2028."
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Build a Case
Make sure you always get a discount by using Build a Case. How it works:
If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.
Add to your case whenever you see wines you can't resist. Each time you add to your Build a Case, you'll be charged the discounted price.
When you complete your case, we'll apply a shipping rate and contact you to schedule your case for shipment.
Because of finite space in our warehouse, we kindly ask that you complete your Build a Case within six months. Please email or call us with any questions.