Terredora 2000 Fiano de Avellino ($20.99)
Clear gold, darkened just a bit with age since my last tasting in April 2002. Appetizing and still-fresh scents, white fruit and a touch of banana oil, add complexity with notes of almonds and a pleasant whiff of beeswax. Full-bodied and ripe, rich and textured flavors are consistent with the nose, mouth-filling fruit with snappy acidity to provide a sturdy backbone. Ripe tropical fruit and subtle bitter almond add flavor interest in a very long finish. US Importer: VIAS Imports Ltd., NYC. (Jul 15, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: An outstanding companion with simple, pan-seared wild Alaska king salmon.

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