Castello D'albola Estate

The Castello di Albola Estate is situated in Radda at the heart of the Chianti Classico DOCG appellation, where the legacy of grape cultivation dates back to the time of the Etruscans. The Acciaiuoli family commissioned the estate to plant its lofty vineyard in Chianti Classico in the 15th century as a symbol of their high status. Over the centuries, many noble Tuscan families have owned the property, and the estate has earned various accolades for its wines. In 1979, the Zonin family acquired Castello di Albola promising to uphold the estate's excellence for future generations. The wines produced in Castello di Albola have earned the iconic "Gallo Nero" symbol from the Chianti Classico Wine Consortium, which guarantees the highest standards in winemaking.

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Castello D'Albola Chianti Classico 2016
Winemaker Notes Ruby-red in color (advancing to garnet), this wine is bursting with notes of strawberry, red berries, sage, spice cake and subtle earth on the nose. It is vibrant and medium bodied, revealing lively cherry and exotic spice and leading to polished tannins and a delicate finish. 
Item Number: 33162
Case: $155.40

Castello D'Albola Chianti Classico 2014
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 “Aromas of blueberry and blackberry follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish.”-JS  “Ruby-red in color (advancing to garnet), this wine is bursting with notes of strawberry, red berries, sage, spice cake and subtle earth on the nose. It is

Castello D'Albola Chianti Classico 2012
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "Enticing aromas of violet, iris, wild berry, forest floor and cooking spice lead the nose of this savory blend of Sangiovese and Canaiolo. The sleek, easy-drinking palate doles out juicy black cherry, ripe plum, mocha and anise alongside polished tannins. Drink through 2016."-

Castello D'Albola Chianti Classico 2013
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 "A fresh and refined Chianti Classico with dried cherries, lemon rind and other citrus fruit. Medium body, clean fruit and a bright finish. Drink now."~JS  Wine Spectator 89 "Shows grip to the cherry, strawberry, iron and black pepper flavors, finishing with austerity and

Castello D'Albola Chianti Classico 2010
87  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 87"This straightforward selection leads with aromas of violet and black fruit, while the palate boasts crushed cherry and espresso flavors. Easygoing and approachable, this should pair well with pasta and ragu or grilled chicken."~KK

Castello D'Albola Chianti Classico 2009
88  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 88 "Castello d’Albola’s Chianti Classico has a typical fragrance of ripe berry accented with hints of violet and spice. The bright palate delivers ripe, red cherry and white pepper along with round tannins. Pair it with pasta topped with ragù or barbecued steaks. Zonin USA."—K.O. 

Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico 2008
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89"Silky, with cherry and strawberry flavors, this red is balanced and elegant. The structure is vibrant and shepherds the fruit and mineral notes to a lingering aftertaste. Drink now through 2018."BS