Bera 2002 Barbera d'Alba ($12.99)
Dark garnet in color, its aroma is on the shy side, fresh black fruit with a pleasantly earthy note. Much more forward in the flavor, as you would expect of a young Barbera: Simple but fresh and juicy plum flavors are laced up with Barbera's trademark lemon-sharp acidity. US Importer: Pellegrini Wines Inc., South San Francisco, Calif. (Nov 14, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with the earthy, robust flavors of pork chops braised with porcini and juniper berries.



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