For awhile it seemed the days of the $12 Chianti Classico were long gone, but here's one in that price range that could easily cost more. From Castelnuovo Berardenga in the southern reaches of the Chianti Classico region, the 2010 Borgo Scopeto tastes of dark cherries and spice with a touch of pepper and anise. A very pretty wine and an amazing value for a Chianti Classico. From $12 to $15.
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