SRP of $13 and available widely for $12. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
“Produced in the high hills of the historic Chianti Classico zone, Cecchi Chianti Classico has an intense bouquet of violets and iris. Its reddish purple color turns to a rich garnet red with age. Dry with ripe-fruit flavors when young, Cecchi Chianti Classico matures into a wine of velvety warm delicacy. Served at room temperature, Chianti Classico is a perfect match for hearty fare, from pasta dishes to roasted meats.
The 2009 Cecchi Chianti Classico needs a bit of air to open up, but once it does it presents with a very pleasant aroma of violets, blackberries, and red berry fruits. The wine tastes delicious with those signature Sangiovese sour fruit flavors and a bit of a rustic quality to it, yet it still comes across as extremely smooth. The savory fruit flavors lead into a long, dry finish. This wine should be fairly food flexible and is really just classically charming Chianti that you’ll want to keep on hand to pair with any of your Italian favorites including pizza.