Caldora, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Italy) 2020

($15, Gonzalez Byass USA):  When you run across a wine at this price that’s this enjoyable, it makes you smile.  This bright and juicy mid-weight wine has an engaging mix of red fruits accented by a hint of spice.  Mild tannins allow immediate enjoyment. In a word or two, it has a charming rusticity.  It’s perfect for pizza or a take-out rotisserie chicken.
88 Michael Apstein Feb 28, 2023