Allegrini 1998 "La Grola" Veronese ($19.99)
Very dark ruby, black at the center. Warm and full on the nose and palate, distinct dried-cherry and plum and a hint of vanilla. Tart and rather tannic, mouth-filling and ripe. US Importer: Winebow Inc., NYC. (May 5, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Good flavor match if a bit tannic for carrot and arugula risotto with fresh tomatoes.

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