Ripe cherry nose, with sweet spice notes
Steely core of cherry and blueberry, with an underlying richness
Elegant, smooth finish
Blue label! Make sure it's the blue label! This Chianti Classico is very nicely made and often available around $12-13. I paid $12 for this bottle.
The blue label wine is aged nine months in oak barriques, which is different from the winery's yellow label that I find to be a little flat. The oak supplies some underlying richness and some sweet, baking spices to the bouquet. Don't worry, it still retains the steely Sangiovese base beneath it all.
It's now my house Chianti. Raise a glass!