Dioniso 1998 Chianti Riserva ($)
Dark reddish-purple in color, this fine Tuscan red offers pleasantly "rustic" black-fruit aromas lent complexity by appealing earthy nuances. Bright fruit and snappy acidity are balanced in the flavor. It's a straightforward Chianti in the old-fashioned Old World style, made to enjoy with food, and that's the way I like it. Available only from The California Wine Club. Call 1-800-777-4443 or e-mail info@cawineclub.com US Importer: California Wine Club International Selections (Sep 19, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with penne with Italian sausage and tomato sauce.

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