1997 Castello Di Ama L’Apparita

September 17, 2014

Name:L'Apparita
Vintage:1997
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Merlot
Producer:Castello Di Ama
Region:Italy / Siena
Alcohol:13.0%

Well made and quite an enjoyable wine, but it struggles to leave a lasting impression and fails to leave an impression proportional to its price tag. A pleasant treat, but not a buy.

2007 Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico

September 16, 2014

Name:Chianti Classico
Vintage:2007
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese, Malvasia Nera
Producer:Castello Di Ama
Region:Italy / Toscana / Chianti
Alcohol:n/a

A very good Chianti, somewhat too round and oaky, while slightly lacking the vibrancy which I like. Hugely accessible organoleptically and pleasing, it has a lot (Malvasia Nera, Merlot, Cab Franc and Pinot Nero) going on, which I find somewhat distracting from the Sangiovese.