Villa Cerrina Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2009 (real time review by PB)
Nice dark garnet hue with really nice red fruit in the bouquet with maybe a raspberry touch and the faintest of licorice way down in the glass.
***Palate--Surprisingly relaxed for such a young wine; Texture is a bit thin, fruit is definitely there but again thin and short but an overall balanced, fruity wine that has a finish to it.
***After an hour or so,this wine turned amazingly better even than it was on opening. This is definitely a great value!
Now here is the get a grip factor--This is a $5 Italian D.O.C. wine from Trader Joe's and frankly for the price, this is a stock up wine for your pizza, pasta or cracker and cheese party so at this price--raise a glass!