Cantina Zaccagnini 2007 Monteplciano d' Abruzzo $16.14-$18.99 (I've seen it on-line for $11.99), 90 points.
Following the Brunello di Montalcino, I thought it wise to point out that this (Monteplciano) is a type of grape, and unlike the Montalcino, which is a Place, the place for the Monteplciano is Abruzzo.
Now that I have that cleared-up, I want to point out to those who might buy this wine on my recommendation, that this is a wine of controversy akin to the Monte Antico Toscana Red Table Wine , but I'm on the other side of the argument this time, for I find this wine much more interesting.
The color is ruby-red to garnet, the aroma is a light perfume nutmeg, the texture is light-medium body with a very juicy quality, the flavor is a very pleasant black fruit with hints of chocolate, all on a bed of fair acidity and mild, but lasting tannin.
The story behind this Varietal is interesting, but too long for my venue: check it out here: