Fuentespina 2001 Ribera del Duero Tempranillo ($8.99)
Very dark ruby, almost black in the glass. Attractive aromas of black cherries with accents of spice and smoke. Big and ripe, luscious cherries and tart lemons; ample fruit provides a smooth, gentle mouthfeel despite a firm acidic structure that makes it a natural with food; no tannins evident. US Importer: T.G.I.C. Importers Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif. (Nov 21, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: This wine disproves the notion that eggs are a difficult wine match; it worked very nicely with a simple omelet filled with sharp white Cheddar: The cheese enhanced the wine's smooth texture while the eggs brought up its fresh fruit.

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