Allegrini 2000 Valpolicella Classico ($11.99)
Dark garnet in color, its appetizing aromas of fresh cherries, a hint of anise and spicy, vanilla-scented oak invite a taste. Flavors follow the nose, ripe tart cherries well balanced by fresh-fruit acidity and a whiff of fragrant black pepper. US Importer: Winebow Inc., NYC. (Aug 30, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Quaffable and spicy fruit make it a good companion with a somewhat difficult wine match: A frittata with ham, green peppers and onions.



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