As much as the Wine Curmudgeon respects Sicilian wine, even I had my doubts about the Angimbe (purchased). The white wine is a blend of chardonnay, hardly Sicily's best-known grape, and insolia, another of the island's Marsala grapes, a combination that does not inspire confidence. Plus, this was an older vintage that a Dallas retailer was selling on closeout for $4.
But the Wine Curmudgeon is nothing if not true to my mission. If I have to taste older $4 wine to find the best cheap stuff in the world, then I'll do it. Best yet, it was more than worth taking the chance. Who would have thought that chardonnay from Sicily would improve a wine? It's richer and creamier than some of the other white Sicilian varietals I've had (thanks to the chardonnay), with some very nice tropical flavors to boot. It's amazing wine, even at its full retail price of around $12.
And, not surprisingly, when I went back to the store to buy more, it was sold out. Availability may be a problem, even for the current 2009 vintage. But if you can find it, drink it chilled with grilled or boiled seafood, or on its own. Highly recommended.