Cusumano 2001 "Angimbé" Sicilia Insolia, Chardonnay ($14.99)
Clear gold, surprisingly rich in color for a relatively young wine. Mixed fruits - apples, figs and dates - meet white flowers and brown spices in an exotic aroma. Luscious tropical-fruit flavors follow the nose, mouth-filling and textured, dry and suitably acidic; there's a hint of caramel and a slight but distinct bitter-almond quality in the long finish. US Importer: Vin DiVino Ltd., Chicago. (Apr 13, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: Not bad with simple baked halibut, although the wine's robust character suggests something a little less delicate to match; roast pork with a fruit accent might be perfect.



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