Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Castello di Gabbiano 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva

Castello di Gabbiano 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva, $11.99-$19.99, 90 points, is of a clear Burgundy color, having a black cherry-cedar nose with hints of cooking spice.
The medium body carries a good acidity with firm tannin.
The flavor of plum-cherry with earth notes is very good, and the finish is fair with hints of spice.
This is a typically food friendly wine which I can see pairing well with a host of different foods; I enjoyed this Chianti with asparagus and chicken pie.
It's hard to imagine a better QPR when this wine was purchased for $11.99.


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