2008 Piccini Chianti Classico
This bottle isn’t a bad buy since it’s only $10.99 at Costco but I was hoping for a bit more from the wine. It has all the right markings for a great wine – Chianti Classico, DOCG, good vintage. And maybe I bought this one at a bad time since I’m writing a book on Italian wine and have been enjoying some of the best the country has to offer. But in my research I’ve had many Chianti Classicos under $15 with more depth and character than this one.
The wine is light in the mouth and it’s easy drinking, very simple and subtle; dry finish. Flavor pops quick, a bit of red fruit, cherry and plum. Finishes up quickly with a little pepper.Again, the price is fine for this bottle. Drink it with your anytime spaghetti dinner.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 86 Points
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA
Costco item number: 604618
(And a quick pointer from my forthcoming book on Italian wine…if you aren’t looking at these wines already, be sure to explore wines from Veneto, specifically Valpolicella, and if you want to be super specific Ripasso, which is essentially Amarone at a bargain price. I don’t think you can beat wines with any of these markings on them for the money. Write down the bolded words and take them to your wine shop – or Costco if you get lucky)