I rated this wine very highly because it is an above average wine which can be used every day at it's reasonable price. I first discovered it by reading a Washington Post review (re-printed in the Star Ledger) which praised the 2000 vintage year. I tasted it and found the reviewer to be absolutely right. When vintage year 2000 was no longer available I made sure I liked 2001 as well (I did) and continued to buy it. Try it, you'll like it.
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap
and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern
style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines;
sweet wines and dessert wines. Read More »
Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon... Read More »
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