This Chianti is beautiful for the price. I had the oppurtunity to try at a tasting and bought several bottles. Great with a nice tray of Italian cheeses and meats. Loved
Big & Bold
Way under rated. This is so smooth yet so rich and fruity. You will love this one.
Best Italian red under $30 I've ever tasted. It is not what I expected from Chianti though. More of a Super Tuscan. Absolutely awesome and affordable enough ($14 a bottle case price) to be an everyday wine. I must be spoiled.....
I have decided I don't really like Chiantis anymore
This wine is everything the Wine Spectator says it is! I normally lean toward Pinot Noir, but this wine borders on Zinfandel for power and pizazz. Needs favorful food to contend with it, like BBQ meats, bold cheese or rich desserts. Not for the faint of palate! I'll have to buy a couple more, and save one to see how it matures!
A refreshing floral nose, dark red fruit and an ever so subtle spice on the palate. Not what I expected in a Chianti, its finish was reminiscent of a Zinfandel.
This finishes my trial of chiantis under $20. While a decent wine, Nipozzano wasn't special. Of the 7 that I tasted, I liked the Cecchi the best (and not just because it was less expensive). In the end I learned that sangiovese just isn't my favorite grape.