Nice, inviting candied cherry nose
Lively, earthy core
Lamole di Lamole, made in beautiful Gaiole-in-Chianti, Italy, produces two similar Chianti Classico wines. One bottling has a yellow label and the other has a blue label with the notation "aged nine months in barriques." The blue label is the better wine from the 2001 vintage. It has a richer nose and is more lively. If you have the choice, go for blue.
The food pairing was white bean soup- a very Tuscan, earthy dish. For $14 a bottle, you can take a momentary trip to Tuscany, too. Raise a glass!