Found this in a case near the back of a local store, threw caution to the wind and bought 3!! ($24 US)
Nice, dark red and some purple, warm nose of berries and spice on opening. Good berry and silky mouthfeel. Set aside until the next day, but sealed the bottle.
Next evening: Same dark color, maybe a bit redder? A little less pretty on the nose but the spice and fruit are still there, more leather mixed in with the fruit and spice, still holding up as a nice silky, medium bodied wine. A touch of drying tannin on the medium finish indicates a bit more life left in this one. Drink sooner than later, but no rush.
Definitely taste the "Italy", with a bit of mineral in the mix. Love the sense of place that good Italian Merlot can have.
DBW points 88, get more if I can.