- Label: Trentatre Rosso Salento 2010
- Varietal: 33.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33.3% Merlot, 33.4% Montepulciano
- Region: Apulia Region Southern Italy
- Price: $5.99~Trader Joes
Ive been on a bit of a Trader Joe’s Italian wine spree, and having read rave reviews about Trentatre’s 07-08 I thought Id give the 2010 a go. Actually this is the second bottle I’ve had and its pretty good. It pours a vibrant deep purple and has the typical Italian aroma along with concentrated aromas of dark fruits i.e. cherries. The concentrated and intense aromas in this wine I think are fairly typical of what modern wine trends favor (Robert Parker?), and I find that this intensity can resemble the smell of sharpies. The bottle sat on my desk for a few days and still tasted pretty good. My bottom line: it’s good drinking wine for the price.