Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2013

Price: $18.99

A fruity and smooth pinot grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy.

The Flavor Profile

This intense red includes hints of dark fruit, vanilla and cocoa with a cherry finish. Elegant, dry and well balanced on the palate.

Wine Pairings

As we get into autumn it’s not too late to toss some food on the grill, which is why I love this grilled pizza recipe. Pair these two together on a nice crisp evening as the sun’s going down and that nice autumn breeze ushers in the night and you’ll know exactly what I mean.

The Good Stuff

This wine has won numerous awards including the 2010 Silver (International Wine Challenge) and the 2010 Vintage Bronze (Riverside International Wine Competition)

This red has a smooth finish and just the right amount of tannins to balance the dark color and the aftertaste.

The Bad Stuff

“Starts poorly but improves as it opens.” – Mark

Many people say this is an acidic wine with light body. This could be bad or good depending on your taste in wines.

So what do people think about this wine?

Wine Enthusiast - 85 Points

“Intense but rather muddled aromas of Stargazer lily and air freshener lead the nose along with brief dashes of hay, mature peach and apple. The unusual flowery aroma carries through and dominates the lean palate.”

Derek Bryant

 

“It may be one of the lesser thought of varietals but Sangiovese is an amazing wine. This one from Tuscany might be my new favorite example of a Sangiovese. It’s dark, it’s rich/flavorful, and complex. The notes of dark cherry and strawberry in the beginning fade to a nice earthy and chocolate finish that cleans off your tongue in just the nicest way.”