Castelvero 2001 Piemonte Barbera ($9.99)
This Northwestern Italian red shows dark ruby in the glass, with reddish-orange glints. Caramel and red-fruit aromas mix in its simple, warm aroma; its flavor seems soft at first, luscious cherry fruit that gains structure as snappy acidity firms it up in the finish. Simple but pleasant, a natural companion with food. US Importer: Vias Imports Ltd., NYC. (Nov 27, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: Its forward fruit and sufficient acidity seemed just right with Thanksgiving Day turkey and trimmings.



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