Fattoria Monsanto Fabrizio Bianchi 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva, $15.29-$19.99, 91 points, poured as deep and true a ruby red as any red wine I've seen, but a slight orange transition before the silver lining was beautiful.
The gentle strawberry, red cherry, earth, and coffee notes were pleasant.
A shade richer than medium bodied with good acidity, fine tannin, and complex flavors of cola, red fruit, mint, and bay-leaf struck me as remarkably good for a $15 red wine.
Finished long on the trailing palate, tart pomegranate, and a well integrated 14% alcohol.
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