Villa Calcinaia, Chianti Classico (Tuscany, Italy) 2020

($21):  The ready-to-drink 2020 Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico shows why Chianti Classico is so popular.  Lip-smacking acidity acts as the foil for its succulent black cherry-like fruitiness.  Subtle spice common to Chianti Classico adds appealing complexity, preventing monotony.  Mild tannins lend support without intruding.  This mid-weight wine is a joy to drink with a platter of prosciutto or other Tuscan meats followed by fettuccine with a ragù.  And it’s a steal!
92 Michael Apstein Feb 27, 2024