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WTN: cheap Chianti

by Dale Williams » Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:16 am

Monday Betsy made pasta with a puttanesca sauce and creamed chard. Puttanesca isn't a real wine flatterer in my opinion, so I went with a $7 red, the 2004 Vitae Chianti Colli Senesi. Lighter body, good cherry/dried cherry fruit, a hint of peppery spice. Moderate acidity, light tannins. Rather short on the finish, but certainly decent for the price level. Not worth making a trip for, but if I make a trip near WineLibrary I might grab couple more at this price. B/B-

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Re: WTN: cheap Chianti

by James Roscoe » Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:55 pm

Sensi is always a good region to look to for good qpr in Chianti IMHO. Nice note as always Dale.
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