Friday, June 26, 2009

Chianti - July 9th, 2008 - Hostess: Ms Jane

Chianti - July 9th, 2008 - Hostess: Ms Jane

About Chianti. Red wine.
Food Pairings: Provolone cheese, Cotswold Cheese, pepperoni, beef/chicken with cream sauce, Romano, Parmesean, burger with onions and mushrooms, etc.

Abbie's Tasting Notes:
(This was a large turnout, we had 10 people and 10 bottles to taste. Somehow we tasted 8 bottles within the first 35 minutes, so these are not the best notes either. Feel free to email me if you have other comments to add on the tasting notes)
1) 2003 Chianti Reserva D'aquino $6.99
light, medium colors, red, almost blush, light taste, dry tart

2) 2005 DaVinci Chianti $13.99
medium color, red/burgundy, medium taste, dry sour/grapefruit

3) 2004 Duccetto Chianti $12-13
smells like acetone, don't like this one, nasty

4) same as #2 - 2005 Da Vinci Chianti $13.99
subtle smell, good, delicate flavor

5) 2003 Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Chianti $14
smells same, sweet and spicy, good

6) 2005 Castignioni Chianti $11
no smell, light, dry, light spicy, warm, PERFECT

7) 2006 Gabbiano Chianti $11
smells good, tastes poopy?

8) 2004 Chianti Classico Reserva Banfi $17 @ Sherlock Wine Merchant
smells like nothing, dry tart, almost bitter

9) 2006 Gaetano D'Aquino $6.99 @ Trader Joes
sweet smell, nice

10) 2003 Il V alore Marchese De Petri @Trader Joes
no smell, dances on the tongue, dry, flavorful, smooth

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