2014 Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi (Elsewhere $15) SKU #1258758


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  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    This wine is so surprising, I’ve spent a lifetime tasting Chianti at this price and rarely have I ever seen one so well made as this one has been. The nose is full of clean, elegant fruit sort of a mélange of ripe cherry and plum that come together as one. On the palate the wine shows its real character and that is a full, fleshy, supple and smooth richness that encompasses the easy fruit, it's made from 92% Sangiovese and 8% Merlot. The wine really has a tremendously easy to drink feel about it, but this isn’t some simple gooey slop this is real Chianti, Sangiovese with direction and complexity, flavors that aren’t cloying and simple this is a real wine. OK for $10.99 this isn’t Brunello but it is really well balanced, classic flavors and truly a delicious bottle of wine and you should definitely try it, this will even go with your Spaghetti and red sauce, just add a little more Parmigiano!
    Drink from 2017 to 2020
  • Rachel Vogel
    By: Rachel Vogel
    K&L Staff Member
    Need a weekday treat for pizza, pasta, or even grilled meats- this bargain Sangiovese dominant Chianti is perfect! Farnetella hits the nail on the head again with earthy, dynamic aromas filled with dried herbs and deep ripe fruit. The palate is fresh and juicy from the small bit of Merlot added to the wine and has a soft, round texture from some time in oak barrels. The elongated Sangiovese acidity extends the palate on the end as it finishes with more of that fresh raspberry flavor.
  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    With the tremendous demand for the previous vintage of this Chianti and the recent popularity of their "Lucilla" blend, many have been asking when this one would arrive. Well, it's back and it's delicious. The wine is soft, juicy and medium-bodied with flavorful cherry fruit and mild acidity. I find this wine to be both generous and inviting and perfect to drink now. It also reminds me of the great, inexpensive Chianti so many of our customers discover on their journeys through Tuscany but can't seem to find here.


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