Red wines from France and Italy

Louis Latour, Marsannay, Rouge 2007 The nose displays earthiness and meatiness upon first opening with a bit of black fruit in the background. In the mouth it is quite hard at this point in time.

Mis en bouteille a Beaune 13% purchased for $13.59 at Bottle Barn Maison Louis Latour

Castellare, Chianti Classico 2008 The nose combines cherries and Band Aids in a nice complex way. In the mouth the theme continues with a sweet overlay of caramel and velvety tannin – nice.

This estate has traditionally shown an Old World expression in their wines from Tuscany.

The grapes are mostly Sangiovese followed by Canaiolo. The wine was feremented in stainless and aged in French oak. Produced and estate bottled in Castellina in Chianti 13.5% purchased for $20.99 at Traverso’s Castellare

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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