WOW! For six bucks, you get a fruity yet dry good bottle of wine to have with a meal. DECANT THIS! It makes it so much better!!!
First sip undecanted and a little cold... (serve this at room temperature) hmmm very dry, mouth puckering dry. I wasn't sure. Then I realized that it is 22 degrees out and this wine is chilled (from being in my unheated pantry/entryway). So, I cooked, the kitchen grew warmer and the wine opened up. It still has tannins and a strong cherry/raspberry taste, but it is yummy. After a run through the Vinturi (WINNER) and a frustrating few minutes getting the Soiree to work (loser) the drinking began in earnest....
The wine is a food wine. it is too acidic to be a stand alone sipping red wine. It does have a bit of a "burn" after drinking. It is indeed a "robust" wine, for an amazing price (and is DOCG label to prove that it comes from Tuscany) How do they make a profit on this? I don't want to know, just keep selling it.
Rotini pasta with home made pesto and fresh grape tomatoes
All I can say is "Cin Cin"!