Thursday, May 22, 2014

Cecchi 2011 Chianti Classico

Cecchi 2011 Chianti Classico, $10.19-$14.99, 88 points, began in the glass as a deep ruby with shimmering hints of purple hues up to the broad clear rim.
Black olives, red cherry, and a slight floral note on the nose were pleasant.
The medium-plus very smooth body carried good acidity with comfortably enduring tannin.
Flavors of red fruit were rich, savory notes with cooking herbs subtle, and a hint of petrol (diminished quickly) were very good.
Finished on a trailing palate, roses, black pepper, and just a hint of the 13.5% alcohol.
Need a red wine for pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, Italian subs, lasagna, beef stews, and almost anything saucy? For about $10 you'll offer yourself and your guests a near perfect libation. No need to decant, but open and let breathe for at least a few minutes before serving.  


Copyright 2010-2014 Dennis Tsiorbas. All rights reserved, Template provided by Blogger



  1. Yep. A solid wine and a great value. The grapes for this wine are sourced from Cecchi's Villa Cerna estate in Castellina and given the pedigree (the Villa Cerna Riserva is fabulous) this is delicious for the money.

    1. When you think about it, what red wine from Cali can compare at that price? I know they're there, but it's a contest for sure; We won't even talk about Spanish wines!