Red

2004 Cafaggio Chianti Classico Villa Cafaggio Riserva

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • 312 Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 24, 2015 - Popped and poured. Deep garnet. Medium to full legs. Nose of almond and strawberry. Well balanced. Medium tannins. Flavors of cherry, raspberries and fig. Medium finish with some tartness. All in all, this wine has aged very well and, despite a drinking window that reportedly closed in 2011, is still drinking well and seems to have more years left in the bottle. Went very well with pasta with a rich tomato sauce.

    On the second night, this wine was still drinking very well.

  • Employee500 wrote: 92 points

    April 1, 2014 - Despite a C.T. drinking window that expired some time ago, this wine is vibrant, fresh and still showing loads of youthful dark cherry fruit, spicy cedar and a zippy acidity. Really terrific wine and no rush to drink it up...

  • Pknut wrote:

    March 30, 2014 - Very youthfully dark color, black center to crimson at the edges. Wow, this wine is still youthfully dark and vigorous on the palate. There is a whole lot of fruit here, from Sangio red cherry to much darker fruit tones, but the palate is showing just a touch of wear around the edges, in a very good, pleasing way. At about the two hour mark, this is just pulsing with terrific underlying acidity. This wine seems like it can go another five to ten years without issue. Very enjoyable. Glad I aged these since release. Sunday evening cooking with SJR.

  • Pknut wrote:

    September 24, 2013 - Looks like it's been almost four years since my last bottle. This is still surprisingly primary, with hearty red and black fruit, the sides are slick, and while the texture has smoothed out, there isn't a whole lot of development. Some leathery Sangio notes. While there is no overt oak or vanilla notes, as I and others have detected in the past, it comes across as a slightly slick wine that may have veered toward the modern side in the past but is now more resolved and balanced, although not really developed in terms of complexities. Still, a pleasing wine, went well with leftovers from Mother Kelly's. No degradation or oxidation overnight. Very dark, still primary.

  • Employee500 wrote: 93 points

    January 10, 2013 - This has steadily evolved into an exceptional Chianti Classico Riserva! Over the last 3 years, each bottle has been notably more impressive than the one before. Load of cherry, cedar, spice and fine grained tannins, with a juicy fruit-filled finish. Nice stuff, I wish I had a case to drink now. (While it might age well for a bit longer, I'm not sure why you would want to find out...)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cafaggio
  • Varietal Sangiovese Blend
  • Designation Villa Cafaggio Riserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Chianti
  • Appellation Chianti Classico DOCG

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 69 (50%)
  • Consumed 70 (50%)

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