Varietal: Pinot Noir/Merlot/Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Italy – Sicily
Cost: $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. This Italian red pairs well with food, but can be enjoyed by itself.
Recommendations: 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. Drinkable by itself, this wine pairs well with food, particularly red meat. 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. I say give it a shot, but don’t get your hopes up too high, as this may lead to disappointment.