Querciabella Chianti Classico 2000 Wine Review (NW)
Chocolate, nuts, and cherry on the nose
Dried cherry, leather, and spices on the palate
Nice finish, with some length
This is a special wine for me. I first tasted this along with my wife, PB, and his wife in Florence, Italy. We were in an out-of-the way restaurant at the edge of town and following the proprietor's recommendation, enjoyed every last drop of this Chianti. In the United States, I have only been able to find this label through the Italian Wine Merchant in New York...until recently. I just spotted a couple bottles in a small gourmet market near Boston.
The 2000 in this review was a bottle that sat in my cellar for two years. When PB and company recently visited, I decided it was the perfect time to pop the cork. While the wine is romanticized because of our past experience, it does deliver. Not only is it delicious, it's a great food wine especially with hearty Tuscan fare. I paid $28 for this wine two years ago and it's worth every penny. PB has also recently reviewed this wine in his entry dated January 5, 2006. Raise a glass!