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straccali This is a very straightforward Chianti. Nothing too complicated or deep; just a good table wine. Bright cherry, with soft baked earth and clove notes make for a simple but pretty nose. The mouthwatering palate is vibrant and peppery although the flavor falls off quickly on the short finish. There is no apparent oak. The acidity turns a bit sour due to a lack of concentrated fruit but for the price this is an excellent midweek dinner companion.

85% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and Merlot

13% Alcohol

Wine Score: 83/100

Price: $8