Cantina Terra di Seta continues its stranglehold on the QPR mountaintop with the 2018 Cantina Terra di Seta Chianti Classico

Well, it is another quarter and sure enough Cantina Terra di Seta has another great wine for sale, this time it is the 2018 Cantina Terra di Seta Chianti Classico. This wine in many ways shows better than the 2015 Cantina Terra di Seta Chianti Classico, it is more balanced, shows more acidity, and has crazy earth. Another home run by the folks who won the Inaugural Winery of the Year award and are well on their way to making another run at QPR wine or winery of the year. Bravo to Daniele Della Seta and his wife Maria Pellegrini! Keep up the great work!!

The wine notes follow below – the explanation of my “scores” can be found here and the explanation for QPR scores can be found here:

2018 Cantina Terra di Seta Chianti Classico – Score: 92 to 93 (QPR: GREAT)
This is a fantastic wine, and with my new QPR scoring it is still is not as expensive as the median and its score is also above the median, so it is a GREAT QPR. This is a no brainer GREAT QPR wine and will sell out quickly BUY NOW!
This wine is incredible, it is better than the 2016 vintage and much better than 2017. It is even a bit better than the massively epic 2015 vintage. Bravo Daniella and Maria!!!
The nose on this wine is ripe, but the balance on it is incredible, the fruitiness exists but it hides behind a redolent garden of fresh mushroom, grass, dirt, loam, and lovely earth, with hints of barnyard, forest floor, and dark fruit, with balsamic vinegar, and roasted herbs galore. The mouth on this medium to full-bodied wine is incredible, layered, rich, extracted, and so balanced, with incredible acidity, intense saline, dark sour cherry, coffee, all balanced and plush, with rich blackberry, cherry, strawberry, salami, with lovely mouth draping tannin, with minerality, graphite galore, and a lovely tannin structure. The finish is long, green, and ripe but perfectly balanced, with lovely acidity, roasted coffee, graphite, scarping mineral, loads of smoke, and sweet tobacco on the long finish. Bravo!! Drink until 2027 maybe longer.

Posted on April 28, 2020, in Kosher Red Wine, Wine and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. thanks for another great post! What’s the opening of the drinking window?

  2. We were scheduled to go on a kosher culinary tour to Tuscany, which included the winery, but……..

    • Sadly, that life is going to be gone for at least a year or two. However, thankfully, we can enjoy the fruits of their labor

  3. Any thoughts on the Terra Di Seta Special Reserve Chianti Classico 2015?

    • Do you mean the 2015 Assai Gran Selezioane? In that case, look one post ago, it is there. If you mean the reserva, it is also earlier this year.

  4. I don’t see the 2015 reserva earlier in the year. Sorry, maybe I am just not finding it.

  5. Didn’t see the 2015 reserva earlier in year, I think it was another vintage. Not sure it matters, but thoughts? Also is the 2018 classico better than previous year’s Reserva?

  6. Hi, I’m a big fan of Terra di Seta wines, thanks to you! I’ve recently tasted 2 bottles of the 2018 Chianti Classico, and both had a subtle fizz. The aroma and flavor were just fine. Possibly a secondary fermentation? Have you come across something like this with these bottles, or did I just get some outliers?

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