Ferrari-Carano 2000 Siena Sonoma County Red Wine ($27.99)
This clear, garnet-color wine shows the purple-to-bluish edge that's typical of a still-young red, and there's plenty of youthful fruit in its luscious, spicy cherry-berry aroma. There's nothing immature about its flavor, though, bright and tart black-cherries wrapped up in palate-cleansing acidity and perceptible but soft and palatable tannins. One of the most persuasive "Italian-style" wines from California. US Importer: (Dec 15, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: An excellent choice with the simple flavors of a roast free-range chicken.

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