Castellare 2015 Chianti Classico, $21.99-$24.99, 90 points, was a graded cranberry red with a broad transparent wine ring at the heavily draped glass bowl.
Aromas of red raspberry jam with hints of cocoa powder, black tea, and a floral vibe were excellent though a bit shy.
Medium-bodied with good acidity very fine firm tannins carried flavors reflective of the aromas.
Finished long on the trailing palate, tart pomegranate, moderately spicy, and with a balanced 13.5% alcohol.
Maybe the closest Chianti Classico to a Rosso di Montalcino I've tasted.
Paired fine with meatballs and spaghetti.
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