Colli Ripani 2001 "Transone" Rosso Piceno ($9.99)
This is an inky-dark, blackish-purple wine, with appetizing aromas of spicy black cherries that carry over to the palate as tart, juicy black fruit, well balanced with zippy acidity, showing gentle tannins in the finish. Mouth-watering and fresh, fine with food, it's a classic Italian table wine. US Importer: VIAS Imports Ltd., NYC. (Jun 23, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: A fine, traditional match with meatballs in a fresh tomato sauce over pasta.



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