I'm always on the lookout for an inexpensive red to knock down with
plate of spaghetti with red sauce. A good spaghetti red needs flavor,
tartness, and a dose of tannin to clear the palate. It needs to be
simple and drinkable without requiring heavy thought.
found one with the 2009 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, a IGT Toscano
wine. The wine is primarily Sangiovese and that gives it forward and
tart cherry fruit and grounds it into the Tuscany region. There's also
some cabernet sauvignon, a little merlot and some syrah blended into the
wine. That adds some depth and a little richness to the wine while not
totally overwhelming the Sangiovese. Good balance, good flavors and a
nice finish to go with a simple dinner.