Varietal:Â Â Pinot Noir/Merlot/Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Â Italy – Sicily
Cost:Â Â $9.99 – $11.99
A blend of 4 varietals (hence the name), this medium-bodied wine has the natural tannins of the pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon offset by the merlot and shiraz. Â This Italian red pairs well with food, but can be enjoyed by itself.
Recommendations:Â Â I think I would have liked this wine better had they left out the merlot to let the dryness of the pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon shine through. Â Drinkable by itself, this wine pairs well with food, particularly red meat. Â For a wine under $10, it’s hard to not recommend that anybody give this wine a try, and it’s certainly a great way to ease your way into red wines if you’re new to them, but if you drink a lot of red wine already, this wine probably won’t suit your needs. Â I say give it a shot, but don’t get your hopes up too high, as this may lead to disappointment.