The rewards and frustrations of home winemaking

Comparing Chiantis

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Since we are four tonight, I decided it was finally time to do a head-to-head comparison of 2008 Mosti Mondiale Chianti with the 2009 WE Chianti.  Overall, both tasted very similar;  very basic, clean, nice table wines.  We tasted alone and with a spinach salad with blue cheese, toasted walnuts, and balsamic vinaigrette.  Both wines were great alone or with food.  The 2008 MM chianti had more of a garnet hue, whereas the 2009 WE chianti was a brighter ruby-garnet in color.  Otherwise, the 2008 MM had more of caramel flavor, and the 2009 WE was fresher, more fruit-forward.  In the end, both kits yielded very nice, reliable table wines that were great with any food.

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