On a foray over to Canal's, I was looking
to replenish a couple bottle of whites, but also to pick up
something else interesting, I came across this wine for the
tempting price of $5.
While past experiences have shown that a
wine for this price is either a great deal, or something
that you could easily pass on, it's always worth the
chance; all in all, it's less than price of a glass in a
Giving this wine a chance, the first thing
that you smell is of course the typical Sangiovese grape,
and this is comprised of a little bit of a spice (clove)
and the hint of curant. In first viewing this wine, and a
couple near it, I inquired to what the Bonarda grape was,
but learned that it is often used in blending.
The wine itself has a nice smooth taste of
both black cherries, pepper and a dash of clove. I chose
to drink it with a meal of steak and corn, and I can say
that it went perfectly. While on first sip, you can taste
just a little tartness, the flavor then rises up with a
nice strong swell that feels like a nice wave from an
incoming tide. For the price, it's a nice well-rounded red
that is definitely a wine that can be enjoyed by many, and
will stretch your budget. You can easily entertain a nice
sized crowd for an event without breaking your budget.