This Chianti (which happens to be 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot) was clear and clean, showing a bright ruby (with just a hint of purple) color. On the nose, I found tobacco, spice, sour cherries and cherry pit. In my mouth, the wine was not-quite-medium bodied and supple. It was juicy, with cherries, sour plum, and a little bit of the farmyard on the palate… Yum!

WHO: Frescobaldi Castiglioni
WHAT: Sangiovese
WHERE: Chianti DOCG
WHEN: 2007
HOW MUCH: $14


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