A solid Chianti with good depth of flavor and balance but a little shy on the nose.
Deep, youthful, vibrant dark ruby color. Fantastic nose that I wish was a bit more animated, but as it is it shows rich, ripe, sweet cherry extract, warm gravel, and a bit of lemon juice. Rich and mouthfilling, with deep cherry fruit and a nice, clean, minerally earthiness. Lots of soft tannin and good acidity add structure and balance, and the finish is long. Not a classically-built, old-school Chianti, but a very good example of the modern style. A-/B+. Was $13.99 from winex.com, making it a very good value. Imported by Domaine Select Wine Estates, NYC.