Nice cherry nose
Some hints of earth along with candied cherry on the palate
A touch of Tuscan tangyness on smooth finish
For a Chianti, this wine is fairly soft and smooth. I was pleasantly surprised, quite honestly, because I didn't expect much. This is a wine I've seen many times but never had. I think it would pair well with a variety of food, as many Italian wines do, and was a terrific accompanyment to my gnocchi.
I had this in a restaurant and paid $45. As a point of reference, store prices hover around $20. In fact, I paid exactly $20 for a bottle of this last week at a local wine shop. Raise a glass!