Mosby 2000 "Roc Michel" Monterey County Red Table Wine ($18.00)
Mosby specializes in Italian-style wines from grapes of Italian ancestry, with this single exception: Roc Michel ("Michael's Rock," named after Bill Mosby's son Michael, who owns the Fremir Vineyards in Monterey County where these Syrah and Mourvedre grapes are grown) is the producer's single Rhone-style wine. Clear, dark ruby in color, it shows reddish-orange highlights in the glass. Its complex, spicy aroma offers brown spices and floral perfume, a distinct note of cola and a whiff of raspberry. Juicy and bright fruit takes over on the palate, cherry-berry with spicy nuances that mirror the nose. Full and fresh, with plenty of acidity for balance; clean if not overly long in the finish. US Importer: (Jul 24, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: The wine's floral and spicy perfume demands a flavorful food match; it was a treat with a Filipino pork adobo accented with the aromatics of soy sauce, garlic and star anise.

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