Monte Antico 1999 Toscano ($9.99)
Very dark reddish-purple with a ruby edge. Fresh bing cherries, ripe and true, in an appetizing aroma with hints of spice. Tart-cherry fruit and sharp acidity on the palate, a bit more thin than the aromas would suggest. Still, a nicely balanced table red, ready to drink and fine with food. US Importer: Empson (U.S.A.) Inc., Alexandria, Va. (Nov 7, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Worked very well with gorgonzola-stuffed cappelletti in a light tomato-accented cream sauce.



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