Placido Chianti (2008)

A beautiful June Michigan evening. The sun is shining brightly at 8:00 p.m., the birds are chirping and the temperature is in the high 70’s. Tom & I just finished our (last Friday’s) Wall Street Journal crossword puzzle. I am mentioning this tonight because we sailed through this particular puzzle. So, therefore, we are celebrating (natch).

We are very much enjoying this Placido Chianti 2008. We bought this wine at our local grocery store for $8.95. It’s very good. Placido Chianti is a fun, light-hearted quaff with a touch of floral on the nose. The taste is dry and slightly tannic.

For dinner tonight, we are having some leftover casserole that I made a few nights ago. The casserole was made with ground beef, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, cheese, etc.,. . .all yummy ingredients. That is reheating and I am making a fresh salad with lettuce and green onions from my garden (and my homemade vinaigrette).

Tom: This Placido Chianti 2008 is a very pleasant red, quite dry, with a floral (I’m copying Melody’s word) and peppery nose and a medium body. Very drinkable. I’m sure this wine is very Italian food-friendly: fragrant, pleasantly acidic. A fun discovery for $9.

4 Responses to “Placido Chianti (2008)”

  1. The Gourmez Says:

    I quoted you two on the Placido Chianti, and we have quite the contrasting takes! I found it mostly unappealing with unripe fruit flavors.

  2. Dan H Says:

    Hi! Just stumbled across your blog. We tried the Placido Chianti a couple of nights ago and loved it. I have to agree with your description entirely. I found it on sale for 5.99 (!!) at the grocery store where my son works. I am pretty new to wine and enjoying trying different kinds, but I may have to go back for a couple more bottles. Keep up the good work!


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