January 1, 2009

A Mano Chianti DOCG 2006

amanochianti.jpgWell this one is definitely more of a food wine. Lots of currant on the nose, but it is all red cherry and sour cherry in the palate. Vibrant acidity makes it a natural match for anything in red sauce. I liked it, I enjoyed it with linguine in puttanesca, and I suppose I would recommend it... but with food. If you just want to kick back with a glass of vino, I think I'd steer you elsewhere, but generally this is a classic Italian red that remains true to its roots and works beautifully with regional cuisine. $11

I found mine at a local shop, but you can also find it here: A Mano Chianti 2006

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November 6, 2007

Ruffino Chianti, 2005

Year: 2005
ABV: 12.5%
We Paid: $12

The Ruffino Chianti is a pleasant wine that requires little experience to enjoy. Chiantis are light by nature and yet you feel the depth of centuries of wine-making attributable to the region where it is produced. Satisfying currant, with hints of tar permeate this wine. One of the best values out there as it's usually under ten bucks.

Ruffino 2003 Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva Gold Label - Sangiovese Red Wine

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June 6, 2007

Banfi 2003 Chianti Classico Riserva

Hey, did you know they make wine in Italy? We keep hearing so much about wines from South America, South Africa, California, we sometimes forget about the places we first associated with wine. Check out some hot Chianti action below.

This Chianti Classico exemplifies a modern approach to making this very traditional wine. It’s a satisfying middleweight with good flavor intensity and well-balanced structure, wrapping classic flavors in a sleek package. It has enticing aromas of tart red cherries, saddle leather and a hint of pungent dried herbs. In the mouth, it delivers bright flavors of dried red cherries against the classic Tuscan background of leather and oriental spice. The finish is long and aromatic, with crisp acidity supporting the lingering flavor of red Michigan pie cherries.

Banfi 2003 Chianti Classico Riserva - Sangiovese Red Wine

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April 4, 2007

Le Miccine Chianti Classico 2003 Review

We've been excited to try out Le Miccine's Chianti Classico, and we've finally had a chance to give it a sip or two. We don't drink a ton of Chiantis but we always like them when we do - there's got to be a reason why it's Italy's most famous wine, right? We were also very interested in the Le Miccine winery itself, a small American outfit nestled Italy.

All in all, we've been holding onto this bottle until just the right time, because we wanted to really be able to dig in on it. We've gotten to do that, so read on to find out what we thought of it.

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March 30, 2007

Le Miccine Chianti Arrives for Review

Don't look now, but we've just gotten a bottle of wine in for review. It's Le Miccine's 2003 Chianti Classico, the output of an American winery in Italy. This wine, a blend of Sangiovese, Malvasia nera, and Merlot, has already won multiple awards and high recommendations from other tasters, so we're looking forward to giving it a try.

Here's a little more info about the winery that produces it, and expect a full review soon:

Azienda Agricola Le Miccine is a small Tuscan wine estate located near the geographic center of Tuscany's Chianti Classico wine region, half-way between Florence and Siena, near the historic towns of Gaiole-in-Chianti and Radda-in-Chianti. It has been part of the Tuscan landscape since the early 1700s, when it served as a way-station for travelers requiring a change of teams on their journeys through the Tuscan hills. Now, 300 years later, Le Miccine is known for its fine wines and olive oil and its elegant and exclusive Tuscan vacation rental accommodations.

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