What to Drink: Nozzole La Forra Chianti Classico Riserva 2001
In recent years, Americans have grown fond of the stylish red wines of Tuscany
In recent years, Americans have grown fond of the stylish red wines of Tuscany, based on the sangiovese grape. Best known are those from the Chianti region, whose Classico subdistrict is known for superior quality. Bright and sharp, with tangy red-cherry-like flavors, these wines acquire an earthy complexity after long aging in oak barrels, required in order to earn the legal designation "Riserva." Try this lovely single-vineyard bottling — at $15.99, more than half off as a Chairman’s Selection — with mushroom risotto or pasta Bolognese.