This is a great example of why I love Italian wines. For less than $25, you get a wine that is just great. It goes really well with food, feels sophisticated and is fun to drink. Hard to beat this.
On the nose it has red berries and plums, along with spices. Feels really integrated in the mouth, balanced with the right acidity and just enough tannins to see this maturing during the next 3-5 years.