Fratelli d’Italia Chianti

#95-front

The nose of this wine is smoky, musty, and gamey; the palate is acidic and dry, overwhelming the subtle berry fruit. Skip it.

Trecciano Chianti

#88 front

The nose vacillates between red berries and sweaty vegetation. If that isn’t enough to turn you off, the taste certainly will. Upon opening, the wine has a slight effervescence; however, this quickly fades into a thin, watery consistency, offering nothing more than a generic “grapey” finish.  For $7.99, there is better to be had.