This is nothing like the textbook Chianti you might be familiar with. The Casanova della Spinetta 2013 Chianti Riserva is an inspired rendition with a surprising level of personality and pedigree. Fruit is sourced from old vines (30-year-old plants) and the resulting concentration and density is evident. The wine opens to a dark, saturated color with aromas of dark fruit, wet earth and campfire ash. The wine is aged in large oak casks and shows broad, strong shoulders.
" - Wine Advocate