Friday, August 7, 2009
Like a mood ring in a bottle.
Podere Il Palazzino, Grosso Senesi, Chianti Classico, 2004.
I was having a very bad day. So bad that nothing Peter could say or do could possibly make me feel better. So he did what every good husband would have done and picked out the best wine we had in the house that was drinking good now.
He blind tasted me on it naturally and I was stuck between an excellent Barbera, like Elio Grasso, or Sangiovese. The more I swirled it in the glass the more complex it became and soon I thought BINGO! This is Sangiovese and its either an excellent Reserva or a more mediocre Brunello. It was neither. It is just plain old Chianti Classico, but so fabulous it will knock your socks off. What great length and complexity and a terrific good mood bring-abouter... Thanks to my hubby.
Wine House, $39.99.