100% Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy.
SRP of $23 and available for as low as $14.
From the bottle:
"Il Molino di Grace, 'The Windmill of Grace', is located just south of Panzano, in the heart of Chianti Classico. Named for the ancient windmill on the property and owner Frank Grace, it reflects the simple philosophy of the Grace family: honoring Tuscan terroir and tradition. This brooding beauty is aged 11 months in oak barrels, barriques & tonneaux and 1 year in bottle, and encompasses lush fruit, well-integrated earthiness and spicy notes. 100% Sangiovese, the ample bouquet of berries and violets speaks of the variety; the elegance, aromas and character are pure, molten Tuscany.
The 2008 Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico begins with a very pleasant, strong aroma of sour cherry, leather and violets. Tasting the wine reveals a really nice, solid Chianti that features a smooth texture, soft tannins, nice spice, a bit of smoked meat, more sour cherry and good acidity. It may not be quite as rustic as some Chiantis but it's a great example of the variety and should have wide appeal thanks to its graceful refinement. It ends dry with good length. A classic Chianti Classico!
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Overall Rating: 7.5
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