Fresh & Easy had a $3.99 Montepulciano D'Abruzzo last month when I stopped in to pick a few things. It's hard for me to pass up a d.o.c. wine for under $5, even if it is a screw top - and more and more, the screw top wines are doing very well, quality wise, as the premium cork has been depleted and more and more defective corks are popping up. The Ora was wonderful. Not too fruity, not too dry, not overly oaky. It was very good. I agree with the other reviewers who have highly recommended it (here, here, and here).
If you see one in the wine shop, snatch it up before they raise prices! It went great with spicy dishes, steak, pollo asada, and was easily drinkable all on it's own as well. Salute!
Create your own visitor map! Gray Background tones, because despite many peoples' view that Everything in the world is simply Black or White, (all fundamentalists, many engineers, few scientists, lots of confused persons, many digital thinkers) there's all sorts of shades of gray, everywhere you look. Good wine doesn't have to be expensive. Conservatives do not have to be selfish and insane wing-nuts. Liberals do not have to have socialist-abortion-producing-crystal-worshiping-gay-marriages. Racists, xenophobes, fundamentalists, and willful ignorance suck. The Earth is Much Older than 6000 years. Don't be afraid of Science, embrace it. The web's a great tool. ..in the humble perspective of this INTJ alpha male.