I'm still not making my 2 wine reviews a week goal, but I'm working on it.
The last few days I've been drinking a 2008 Gabbiano chianti. The label says this vineyard [or winery], located in the Chianti Classico region, has been around since the early 1100s.
The Chianti Classico region is one of the 7 subregions in the chianti-making part of Italy. Wikipedia reports that "Wines labeled Chianti Classico come from the biggest sub-area of Chianti, that sub-area that includes the old Chianti area."
This bottle ran me $15, but it tastes more like an under-$10, pizzeria red wine. There's nothing wrong with Lady and the Tramp spaghetti vino, but this bottle didn't have any strong notes that hit my nose or my palate. I bet it would be good with spaghetti actually.
This is another red wine where I didn't finish the bottle, which didn't happen much with the sauvignon blancs last summer. One of these weeks I'll find a syrah or a chianti that I really go for.