Solid, basic Valpo. Nothing special, but it won't disappoint either. A little on the burly side for this appellation.
Basic dark ruby color. Vinous nose of dark cherry, with a slightly macerated note, along with some smoky, gravelly notes. Mouthfilling, with loads of crunchy dark cherry fruit and a decent wallop of alcohol for a straight Valpo. Pretty good acids, and just a wee bit of soft tannin. Medium long, clean finish. A good pasta/pizza/burgers choice. I had it with braised pork chops, and it went very well. B. The $14.99 pricetag makes it only a "meh" value. Got it at Total Wine in Mclean, VA. Imported by Leonard LoCascio.