A darker-styled, minerally, low-toned Chianti. Tending towards Brunello in style. I usually am partial to the leaner, brighter, cherryish style, but this is still very nice.
Very dark black ruby color. Very subtle nose of dark cherry/plum brandy, high-toned wood smoke, and schisty minerals. Dark, clingy, and very minerally in the mouth. Full-bodied, with a good amount of fine-grained tannins. A roasted pine/rosemary resinous note lingers at the end of the finish. B+. While the higher-toned style of Chianti would be fine accompaniments to tomato-sauced pasta dishes and meat and tomato braises, this is a wine for grilled steaks or lamb chops. Was $18.99 from WTSO.com. Imported by Superior Wines, Cranford, NJ.