Scialetti Sammarco 1997 Colli Aprutini

I’ve had this in my cellar for about 9 years as I purchased two bottles back then and opened one just after I bought it and I figured I would cellar this for awhile and decided it was time to open this up. Seeing as you can’t take it with you, well actually, you can take it with you, it just won’t do you any good at that point.

The deep red ruby color of this Italian red table wine opened with dark berry fruits on the nose. Comprised of 50% Montepulciano, 40% Sangiovese, and 10% Malbec grapes exhibited dark cherry, dark plum and dark berry fruits on the palate which were intense with a spice finish.

You’ll find this well-balanced red table wine goes great with pasta, marinara sauce, and meatballs. Don’t forget to put grated cheese of your choice on the top. I would think this would go well with an arrabiata sauce as well. This wine had a 13% ABV with a price tag of $12.99 when I bought this 9 years ago and today’s price of $15.99 is still a good buy. I think I’m going to move to Italy – what do you think?