another chianti from the homemade minestrone soup night. this one was not nearly as full-bodied and complex as the first one we tried. the nose was cherries, plums and some pepper notes. the taste was more plum than cherry, but i didn't get the complex licorice, tar and earthy flavors that i expected. mostly fruity with a little spicy pepper near the end. worked okay with the meal but didn't quite stand up to the full flavors of the soup as the first chianti did. this was actually the more expensive of the two wines, selling for about $15, although i did happen to find it on sale for $12. which just goes to show you that you can get better wines some times for cheaper prices.