Good Italian wine for around $10…I’m in! That is exactly what I found when I uncorked a bottle of Stefano Farina 2009 Chianti “La Ginestra”. This blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo is very balanced with 13% alcohol. The nose has bright aromas of cherries and strawberries with hints of sweet spice. The palate comes alive with flavors red cherries, earth, and pepper. The finish is long and the pepper lingers.
This is an excellent Chianti for the money. It offers a beautiful harmony of fruit and spice that tastes like it cost twice as much. Pair it with grilled pork or pasta with marinara and enjoy this easy drinking Italian red! Cheers! (B+, $10)