We stopped at the East Phoenix Trader Joe's last Sunday, after a delicious Mother's Day brunch at Sophie's Bistro, and found a HUGE display of Sangiovese (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) Vola, 2009 Umbria, Bottled by UPG 7038, imported by D'Aquino Italian Importing Inc, Duarte CA. A whole $1.99 for a 750 ml bottle? Sure, why not. I put a bottle in the cart, along with a Trebbiano Pinot Grigio of the same producer (also $1.99). I opened it to accompany dinner Monday night, and WOW! This was a good bottle of wine - not a rot gut $2 bottle by any means. It was tasty, with a full flavor, slight mineral finish, easily mistaken for a $9 or $10 bottle.
Wish I would have bought a whole case. Now, if Arrowhead Trader Joe's carries it... that'll be wonderful!
I disagree with bjwdad - I liked this young, cheap Italian red alot.
1 year ago