Purple in color. The nose is dusty with cherries. On the palate, this has some medium tannins. cherries and slight forest floor. Good acidity. This is food friendly and reminds me of a Sangiovese (Chianti) with more tannic structure. $23 is fair.
The region of Umbria sits landlocked in the center of Italy. With Tuscany to the Northwest, the Marches to the East and Latium with Rome to the South West, it is a beautiful region that sometimes gets lost in the conversations about Italy. Umbria has one wine that gets some international recognition; their famous white wine Orvieto. In fact, many agri-tourismo wineries surround the quaint medieval town of Orvieto which has become something of a destination for a few relaxing days while touring Italy. But, there is also a red, Sagrantino di Montefalco, which also hails from Umbria that is worth putting on your radar.