Review: 2009 Falesco Vitiano Umbria

Bottom Line: Another in the long line of consistent Vitianos.  Is it possible that these wines just get better every year?  Yes, yes it is. $10

The Rest Of The Story: You haven't had Falseco's Vitiano yet?  Really?  Ever?

Given how prolific Falesco is with this wine (150k+ cases a year), it would come as a surprise if that were the case.  Not only that, but it's a great little wine.

It might seem like a cliché, but this wine is so consistently likeable, you can’t help but turn to it for pizza and pasta night. And for a sawbuck you get a very enjoyable red with real body, good fruit, and undeniable Italian character.  The blend of almost equal parts Sangiovese, Cabernet, and Merlot is done in a slightly international style. 

No, it's not a mind-bending wine of irresistible soul (the some of Falesco's other bottling definitely are), but hell, it's yours for a ten-spot and available pretty much any place that sells Italian wine.