Anyway, here are two of my recent bottles:
2009 Argiolas Perdera
The 2009 Argiolas Perdera is a Sardinian wine made with 90% Monica grapes, a varietal I have never heard of. When you think of Italian wine, Tuscany or Puglia comes to mind, or even Sicily (Nero d'Avola!), but definitely not Sardinia, or Monica grapes for that matter. So this was a bit of a stretch on-the-whim buy for me.
And yes I am so glad I got this wine. It was amazing, and only $12!
Nose: spicy, with notes of young oak and dark chocolate
Tongue:velvety, smooth, purple and bright. Top notes of apricot, strawberry, toffee, and chocolate. Nice velvety finish, very yummy. Round tannins. Light to medium bodied. Highly recommended!
2008 Azienda Agricola Cos Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico
My parents got this as a present. Seeing as they do not drink wine, I kindly saved it from going to waste :) It turns out that this was one of the more expensive wines for me, retailing at around $25 (yeah I'm a cheap shot). Maybe it was a bad idea to google the price, because I got overly excited with high expectations, which it didn't quite live up to...
Nose: strong warm and woody. Notes of wet earth, mulch, old world oak. Vinegar, milk chocolate, nuts, toffee flavors.
Tongue: juicy, slightly spicy, mouthfilling. Medium bodied, very mellow and creamy. Flavors of marshmallows. Yeasty and briny. Unfortunately it smells better than it tastes. A bit too acidic.