Saturday, January 11, 2014
I'm tending more and more toward a lighter style preference in my red wines, so instead of a bigger cabernet sauvignon based wine with a filet mignon done as steak au poivre I opted for a 2006 Querciabella Chianti Classico. It was lip smacking good.
The wine was full of bright, tart cherries and dry earth. With seven years age on it any rough edges it may have had were gone. Refreshing fruit flavors with good acid, a bit of light smoke and no sense of pretension made it highly enjoyable and worthy of it's translated name of beautiful oak.
This wine was a fresh, country girl with no make up covering up a blemish or two and a gorgeous smile on her face. I liked it a lot.
2006 Querciabella Chianti Classico. $25 and 13.5% alcohol.