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Kirkland Signature

Kirkland Signature
2018 Riserva, Chianti Classico DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico Riserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$8
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Kirkland Signature
2018 Riserva, Chianti Classico DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico Riserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of dried violet, black cherry, espresso, and vintage leather with a silky, crisp, dry medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits overtones of cranberry, italian prune plums, tart cherry, and rosemary with well-integrated, fine tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A balanced, well-made Chianti with classic tart red fruits and hints of leather.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World
Aroma Aroma: dried violet, black cherry, espresso, and vintage leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of cranberry, italian prune plums, tart cherry, and rosemary
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A balanced, well-made Chianti with classic tart red fruits and hints of leather.

The Retailer

Costco

The Retailer
500 Redwood Blvd. Ste 200
Novato, CA 94947
USA
1 415-382-6754

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Tuscany Chianti Classico Riserva

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Chianti Riserva is a Chianti wine that has been aged longer in wood and in the cellar. The exact aging period differs with the specific Chianti zone (there are seven in total, along with Chianti Classico). A typical release period for a Chianti Riserva is two years after the harvest ( a non-Riserva can be released as early as six to eight months after harvest).

Asa Riserva is aged longer in wood, a producer will make certain that a Riserva is a "better" wine than his Chianti normale; in other words, a richer, more complex Chianti, one that can drink well for five to seven years or more.

A Chianti Riserva can stand up to richer foods than a Chianti normale; pair with rich red meats, game and aged cheeses.