Bought on release for $19.99 and consumed in 2017, this is what value wines are all about. Sure, its not Barolo, but it drinks in that style and is excellent. Ruby in color. The nose is mature with cherries, dust, tar and dried roses. On the palate, this does not have much depth but nice cherry and dried cherry fruit. Good acidity. Certainly at its peak or slightly past. It begs for food and delivers at the table. Great value.
Light green gold in color. The nose has minerals, limes and slight steely notes. On the palate, this is easy drinking. Minerals and slight citrus. Nice texture with good acidity. Clean. Good with food. Around $7 per bottle is hard to beat.
This is under $10 per bottle so it is a fair value. Purple in color. The nose has dark cherries and slight hay notes. On the palate, this is a bit sweet with black cherry fruit. Easy drinking. Enough acidity to work with food. Clean. Nice for a party or Italian bistro. Casual fun.
This sells for about $7. It certainly is an excellent value at that price. A nice wine to order at a local Italian restaurant or buy for a party. Ruby/purple in color. The nose is clean with raspberries, and light black cherries. Slight tea leaves. On the palate, this is crisp and clean. Cherried. Nary a tannin. Dry but a perception of sweetness. Good acidity. Works with food.
Ruby/purple in color. The nose is dusty with cherries. It seems slightly oxidized at this point but not to the point of not enjoying the wine. On the palate, more cherry cough drop. Good acidity. Very nice wine that may be a bit past peak but drinking well. Still, I would drink these sooner than later.
Purple in color. Ruby at the rim. THe nose is pretty tight. A bit of plums and spice. On the palate, this is soft and easy drinking. Black cherries. One dimenstional. $17.
Deep ruby in color, purple core. The nose ha some slight recution on it. Plums and black cherries. Medium tannins. On the palate, big dark cherry fruit. Also plums. A very tasty wine. A modicum of depth but this is more about easy and drink now and enjoy. Nice finish. $15 is a great value.
Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has dark cherries. Dusty. With air, there is some anise and hay. Soft texture. More cherry cough drops on the palate. Easy to drink. Good acidity. Great value at $10.
Light medium gold in color. The nose is chalky with minerality. Soft texture. Nice green apples on the palate. Ok acidity. Easy drinking and food friendly. Solid wine. Nice value for $13.
Light silvery gold in color. The nose is grassy and reminiscent of a Sauvignon Blanc. Slightly oily in texture. More about mninerals on the palate. Some tart tropical fruit. Decent acidity. Solid wine.