Mazzie Fonterutoli 2012 Chianti Classico (DOCG), $18.69-$21.99, 90 points, poured an unusually dark maroon grading toward bright red at the broad clear wine ring and leggy glass wall.
Beautiful aromas of earth, roses, sandalwood, and cherries were outstanding.
Medium-bodied with good acidity, fine tannins, and a bounty of aroma-reflective flavors plus sweet plums, black tea, and red licorice were excellent, if a bit fading.
Finished with some power from the trailing palate, warm spices, and a sweet-spot 13.5% alcohol.
Varietals were 90% Sangiovese, 2% Malvasia Nera, 3% Colorino, and 5% Merlot.
Paired perfectly with my beef stew with cauliflower.
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