I’m not sure I have ever had a wine for under $5 a bottle that I would recommend, but now I do! This wine is 50 percent Sangiovese and 50 percent Bonarda. Bonarda is truly a grape worthy of more attention.
Not very complex — and confused me a bit with some Pinot characteristics — lots of cherry on the palate — and a hint of green pepper funk on the nose. This is a pretty simple wine that is quite enjoyable. I would serve it with pasta or pizza. I would buy this at 9 bucks a bottle and think I was getting a great value — at under $5 a bottle it is steal (it retails at $7 and I found it on sale for $4.99). It is not without its flaws — and I would recommend serving this at a slight chill. Still, this wine is another reminder of the amazing values to be found in Argentina.
I opened this and thought it was quite good — I didn’t remember what I paid for this and was shocked when I looked at my notes and saw that it was $5. It is a very enjoyable every day wine, a nice food wine — nice medium body, dry with nice fruit and very drinkable at 12.4% alcohol. This isn’t a great wine, but it is quite good and it is an amazing value. Parker rated this wine 86 points just in case you don’t believe me. Recommended.
Any other recommendations under $5 a bottle? $7?