The answer to, "I'm going somewhere, and don't know what they are having, but I need a bottle, what do you have?" Is usually always Chianti. We love this particular Classico and appreciate the elegance, while not pricing itself out of everyday drinking.
Castelnuovo Berardenga (Siena). IT
90% Sangiovese, 10% other red grapes as per regulations.
Wild fruit, sour cherry, thyme and leather.