The wine is a joint effort by Newman's Own, Three Thieves (Joel Gott, Charles Bieler, and Roger Scommegna), and Trinchero Family Estates. They also produce a Newman's Own Chardonnay, with both wines being made from organically grown grapes.
I popped open the bottle to give it a try along with some Home Run Inn pizza my wife heated up. I was pleasantly surprised for the price point. The wine has smells of dried dark fruit and pencil lead. It is medium bodied, with some black currant, plum, and vanilla oak spice on the palate. A delight for a wine under $15. (WG 85pts.)
It is always a pleasure to try a Newman's Own product and I look forward to trying the Chardonnay.