A "Quick Swirl" tasting of a reliable Chianti:
Brolio Chianti Classico 2000:
Dark color for a Chianti
Blackberries and plum on the nose and palate
Just enough tart Sangiovese finish to remind me that it's a Chianti
This wine seems to be routinely offered on many Italian restaurant wine lists. In fact, at the local mom and pop eatery where I ordered this wine, it was the "premium" Chianti offering by the glass. I paid $8 for a glass and I felt like I got a deal when they brought me a good full 6-7 ounces. Good with hearty Italian from pizza to lasagna to chicken parmigiana!