Villa Cafaggio 1997 Chianti Classico ($13.99)
It's a clear, dark ruby in color, with ripe black-cherry and spicy oak aromas, "classic" Chianti indeed. Full, fresh tart-cherry fruit flavors are framed with soft tannins and tart, lemony acidity. Black fruit and zingy acidity persist in a long finish. Clean and fresh, enjoyable now, but this is one Chianti that will reward time in the cellar. U.S. importer: F.W.I., Rutherford, N.J. (Nov. 26, 1999)
FOOD MATCH: Good match with an autumnal dinner of duck sausage with fennel tossed with brussels sprouts in a little butter.
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