I picked this bottle up at a Fresh & Easy other than my local one. Come to think of it, I haven’t seen it at my local for a while. This leads me to believe that this label is on the clearance track. At ~$4 this is a great value. It’s an IGT from the Veneto, one that combines mostly Corvina (the big grape in Valpolicellas) and some Merlot. There’s some of that nice sour cherry from the Corvina and the wine overall has a nice deep earthy weight.
As when my local was selling the 2006 Yalumba “Y series” Viognier for $3.00 a bottle, I‘m going to buy all of the Merlara I can find.
Total value: 13/15