Nieddera Contini 2003 Wine Review (NW)
Rich nose of plum, cherry, and sweet spices
Equally rich and fruity on the palate
Soft, smooth finish
I recently had a glass of this wine at Mario Batali's Babbo in New York City, which cost$14. It's the style of Italian red that I like right now, with rich flavors and a smooth profile.
This wine is from Sardinia, and I haven't had a chance to do any research on it yet. Sardinian wines are showing up more often in the wine shops I visit. I've sampled a few, but this is the best so far. The others were lean and overly herbal.
If you like Italian wine, keep an eye on Sardinia. Some unique offerings are starting to show up. Raise a glass!