Around the $15-$25 range, retail.
I'm looking for something that is medium-full bodied. A wine that can be good on it's own, but transitions well into a meal. I don't know much about Chianti, but I have read that white wine is added to it to "soften" the wine. The only Chianti I have ever tried is Chianti Classico in a local Italian restaurant-wasn't impressed, so I am hoping all of you can enlighten me!!
I have a friend that I am planning a dinner party around and her husband recently mentioned that they were planning a trip to Italy so she was suddenly intrigued by Chianti (don't know if any she knew of any other Italian wines). And, besides traditional Italian cuisine, what food pairings would go well with Chianti??