Toscana IGT, Italy; 12.5% ABV
$5 at the Berkeley, CA, store on 13 June. $7 online.
I thought this wine needed about 90 – 120 minutes to air. Then it showed tangy ripe and tart fruit of cherry and red plum, some earth / wood, in a lighter medium body. The wine is a pleasant enough quaffer if you want Italian tangy and acid wine. The stored half bottle (stoppered with very little air) didn’t need air but was otherwise much the same. So, while it’s not huge, I’ll give it credit for staying power. It’s acceptable wine, but IMO it should really be $4. Not too long ago, it might have been $3.