Hankering for a Chianti? The 2009 from Fèlsina is a beautiful mouthful, everything you want in a Chianti Classico — an explosion of cherries with mellow tannins and a chiseled structure. Lovely finish too. Delicious drinking from a consistently excellent producer.
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Price: About $18 to $22
Style: Classic Chianti
What it goes with: Pasta, pizza, roast chicken, grilled chops
Where to find it: Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463, http://www.hitimewine.net; K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, http://www.klwines.com; L.A. Wine Co. in Marina del Rey, (310) 306-9463, http://www.lawineco.com; Manhattan Fine Wines in Manhattan Beach, (310) 374-3454, http://www.manhattanfinewines.com; Wally's Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606, http://www.wallywine.com; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, http://www.winex.com; and the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com.