Iron Chef Chianti

Iron Chef Chianti

Varietal: Chianti/Sangiovese
Region: Italy
Cost: $29

Ruby red in color with aromas of red berries.  Smooth on the palate with a medium body, and great tannins on the end.  Flavors of cherry and a bit of spice.

Recommendations: My wife, parents, and some extended family went to lunch in San Francisco at Tony’s Pizzeria Napoletana, and it soon fell to me to select wine for our meal.  Wanting something a bit more dry to pair with the brick oven pizza, I quickly moved to the Sangiovese section of the wine menu.

I was a bit hesitant about selecting a wine from a TV show, but given that it’s an estate wine from Tuscany, I was hopeful that it would deliver.  It did.

At $29 in the restaurant (about $15 in stores), it’s a great value for a chianti, especially one that will pair so well with pasta or pizza.  Nice ruby coloring with aromas of red berries and flavors of cherry and spice with a great tannic finish make this a great wine to keep on hand.

If you’ve seen this and have been hesitant about picking it up because of the Iron Chef affiliation, go ahead and grab it.  It’s worth it.

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A wine lover for as long as I can remember, I hope that my thoughts on wine can help others to make decisions on what they should drink as well.


  1. Thanks for sharing the Iron Chef Chianti wine reviews. Looks good and economical. Seems to taste better with Pizzas. I have to put this bottle to test.

  2. Hello George and April,
    I hope your having a wonderful time in Northern Cal Wine Country! Hopefully within the next year or so my husband and I will visit SF for the 1st time. So Please let us GoodWineGuru Website Fans know about nice places to visit.

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