The third wine on Sunday was a star in it's own right, a 2006 Fontodi Chianti Classico. As mentioned in the previous post it was a wonderful wine with the risotto, and wasn't too shabby with the pork loin either.
Dark red in the glass, the aroma of tart red cherries and herbs was strong in the nose. Add in a whiff of dry wind which had picked up some dust and it was like visiting Italy. This was a full bodied Sangiovese that was full of the deep, but tart cherries. There was a hint of spice to go along with rosemary and thyme. The acid was just about perfect and the tannins supported all of this. Totally balanced wine that just got better and better as the meal progressed. There are times when one stops analyzing a wine and just drinks it. $32 and 14% alcohol.