2011 Castelli del Grevepesa Castelgreve Chianti Classico Riserva
Here’s a great value buy at Costco. The label has everything you want to see: Chianti Classico, Riserva, DOCG, and a price tag at Costco of only $12.99. I dropped this one in the cart almost automatically when walking by and you should too because this is a perfect food wine for almost anything, amazing fruit and well assembled; hard to believe it was only $12.99.
Pours deep and dark inky purple, floral aromas with dried cherry and subtle earth; in the mouth is where this wine shines. The flavor packs on and keeps coming, more cherry, red fruit, red licorice, raspberry but not too much candy, before a little earth and spice going into the finish. The cherry notes really stick around. I love these kind of wines with any Italian dish obviously, but also chocolate and desserts.
At this price point, there’s a lot to like here. I’m going to add to the Value Picks list too.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 88 Points
Costco item number: 1061038
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA