UPDATE: it got better toward the bottom of the bottle. Strange how that happens.
This is a Chianti I got at Trader Joe’s for $4. I have never seen a Chianti for less than $10 on the most aggressive sale, and was intrigued. I have also never had a Chianti I didn’t love...until now. Despite being bottled over 4 years ago, this wine tasted young and thin without any of the deep fruity notes I’m used to. Unlike the 3-buck Chuck Cabernet I got with it, I will not be purchasing this one again. Although I will be finishing the bottle.