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A Terrific Chianti Classico (With Some Age)

A Terrific Chianti Classico (With Some Age)

2007 Rodáno Chianti Classico Photo courtesy of Adrian Bryksa, YYCWine.com

Here, wine experts reveal their favorite bottles costing less than $17. Many of the selections are lesser known but absolutely worth the search.

Who: Tim Wilson, beverage director, Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group 

What: 2007 Rodáno Chianti Classico

Why: "Rodáno is without a doubt the best traditionally made Chianti Classico available in the lower price category," says Wilson. "I love to pair it with lamb chops with rosemary and broccoli rabe."

Kristin Donnelly is a former Food & Wine editor and cofounder of Stewart & Claire, an all-natural line of lip balms made in Brooklyn.

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