WA 92 Pts - According to Wine Advocate - The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva Strada al Sasso is a gorgeous wine that bursts open with a huge sense of balance and intensity. The seamless bouquet offers generous dollops of red fruit, spice and cola that are stitched together in harmonious fashion. This Riserva is determined and long-lasting thanks to its velvety texture, integrated acidity and full-bodied approach. Owned by California's Jackson family, the estate is located in the Castelnuovo Berardenga sub zone that performs very nicely in cooler vintages such as 2008.
According to Wine Spectator - A mix of cherry and earth flavors highlights this fresh, firmly structured red, with accents of tobacco and mineral. Needs a thick beef or wild boar ragù for accompaniment. Drink now through 2018. 14.5% ABV.