Vignamaggio, Chianti Classico (Tuscany, Italy) Terre di Prenzano 2015

($22, Montcalm Wine Imports): This is quintessential Chianti Classico — remember Chianti Classico is one of the prized subzones of the Chianti region — with bright fruitiness, a touch of herbal flavors and lip-smacking acidity that compels another sip.  The richness of the 2015 vintage is apparent, but the team at Vignamggio avoids jamminess or overripe character.  In short, this is an appealing choice for hearty pasta dish, such as linguine with putanesca sauce.
90 Michael Apstein Apr 18, 2017