Principe Corsini, Chianti Classico (Tuscany, Italy) “Don Tommaso” 2004

Henriot, Inc. ($39)

Chianti isn’t just wicker-covered bottles in restaurants with checkered tablecloths. When coming from prized vineyards and made with care, Chianti can be one of Italy’s best wines—rich but firm, with evocative secondary flavors reminiscent of leather and spice to enhance its fruit. This one offers just that, and while delicious now, has the stuffing to age gracefully for five to ten more years.