Terrale 2001 Puglia Primitivo ($6.99)
This very dark garnet wine shows simple, plummy fruit at first, but it opens up with swirling in the glass to reveal ripe blackberry aromas. Full, juicy and fresh, it shows mixed berries and lemon-squirt acidity in a flavor profile that seems more "Zin-like" than some Primitivos. The color and contrast knobs seem turned down a bit in comparison with big, flashy Zins, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. US Importer: Palm Bay Imports Inc., Boca Raton, Fla. (Jul 1, 2003)
FOOD MATCH: It might seem like a cliche, but this snappy, fruity red made a great match with lasagna.
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