Casale 2002 "Daviddi" Rosso di Montepulciano ($16.00)
Very dark garnet. Bing cherries and brown spices with a back note of something warmer, prunes and black raisins. Mouth-filling and juicy, ripe black fruit and a lemon-squirt of acidity; opens up to even more forward black and red cherries as the wine airs in the glass. Flavors consistent in a long, clean finish. US Importer: Vintner Select, Cincinnati, and other regional importers; a Marc di Grazia selection. (Oct 6, 2005)
FOOD MATCH: Italian sausage and rapini over rigatoni pasta.
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