Giovanni Corino 2003 Dolcetto d'Alba ($15.00)
Dark garnet, black at the center. Bold, forward black fruit, plums and tart cherries, on the nose and palate. Bone-dry, sharp acidity and chalky tannins; but over it all, juicy black plums, fresh, mouth-filling and tart. US Importer: Vintner Select, Mason, Ohio, and other regional importers; from Marc de Grazia. (Sep 12, 2005)

FOOD MATCH: Well matched with a simple pasta dish of Italian sausage and rapini (broccoli rabe) over rigatoni.

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