The 2006 Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico is a reasonably-priced 100% Sangiovese with a light, brick red color and a browing rim. Nose reveals classic aromas of dust, tart cherry, light licorice and leafy green tobacco. The medium-bodied palate is consistent with its earthy tart cherry and licorice notes. Great acidity. Tannins clamp down on the supremely long, tart cherry finish. Really in its element with a tomato sauce and home made venison and pork meatballs over pasta. Fair value at $20.