Osborne 2001 "Solaz" Vino de la Tierra de Castilla ($7.69)
Dark ruby in color with a reddish-orange glint, this Spanish wine's short, crumbly cork broke in half upon removal. The wine was in good shape, though, showing deep, brooding black fruit aromas, appetizing but delicate. Swirling in the glass brought up the fruit and unveiled spicy notes of cinnamon and cloves. It's more generous on the palate, structured black fruit, oaky spice and mouth-watering acidity in good balance. US Importer: W.J. Deutsch & Sons Ltd., Harrison, N.Y. (Jun 28, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with Italian sausage and tomato sauced pasta.

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