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2006 La Castellina Chianti Classico Riserva Squarcialupi

Appellation: Chianti

Tasting Notes: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.  14% ABV.  Dark violet, darker than I expected. Nose is very complex, with red fruit, smoke, cigar box, and pepper.  Nice red fruit, lovely, elegant, with some cedar, tobacco, and pepper coming in at the end.  The addition of a little Merlot and Cab is evident with in the rounded edges.  Long dry finish, makes you want some pasta with red sauce, crusty bread, and lots of friends to share it.  Fantastic wine.

Rating: 4/5

Price: $29.99 at Beltway Fine Wines

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