Happy New Year!

Keith and Jill, dear friends of ours dropped a gift in our stocking this Christmas that we could not wait to enjoy. I think the bottle made it into the house and lasted exactly two days in the wine rack before we pulled the cork and got after it. 2008 Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Sorbo Sangiovese. You may recognize the Fontodi label as one of the most famous Chianti producers in Itlay. Generally speaking all Fontodi wines are good but this single vineyard Chinati Classico is a killer. Terrific Bluberry and Vanilla mid mouth taste with a velvety texture, a smooth, looooong finish and really nicely balanced tannins. It would be great with grilled foods, but we enjoyed it that evening with our homemade Ragu, on a freshly baked crusty baguette… outstanding! In fact, the Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Sorbo Sangiovese was so delicious and easy drinking you could enjoy all by itself with no meal at all. What a treat, thanks again Keith and Jill and enjoy it everyone.

Enjoy the wine.