Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOC, Campania, Italy; 13% ABV
$4 at the Richmond, CA, store on 4 Feb
This wine was one I had never heard of before, so of course I wanted to try it for this low price. I thought it was not extremely exciting, but pretty good.
At first pour, the wine is rather heavy and dull, but with only a little air, the crisp acid bursts forth. The wine tasted of yellow apple, lemon, and blanched almond, with some richness of yellow pear / melon. My invitation to California wine drinkers is that, if you like a ripe but crisp Chardonnay, try this.
The next day, the little left in the bottle in the fridge was much the same.