La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2009
Wine AdvocateAnother screaming value, the 2009 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo punches well above its weight. Rich, deep and expansive, the 2009 bursts from the glass with deep layers of fruit, all in a medium-bodied style that is hugely appealing, especially considering its very friendly price point. Plums, blackberries and grilled herbs linger on the finish in a wine that shows the darker, more brooding side of Montepulciano. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016.
Wine SpectatorA gamy red, with moderate plum and currant fruit, showing light hints of pepper and bitter almond. Drink now.