nov. 10, 2010: chris drove down from bloomington to visit us and i bought this $6.99 italian from winetree to pair with some delicious pork loins greg grilled that were seasoned with a mixture greg bought at the newburgh butcher store. we are on a quest for a comparable montepulciano we had in france in october, and so far we are coming up short. this one is not worth even the little we spent for it. i wasn't expecting fantastic, but fruity and fun would have been nice. 13 percent alcohol.