Sexto 2004 Terra Alta ($9.99)
Very dark garnet. Raspberry cordial, fruit-forward and ripe. Juicy raspberry flavor, bright and full; although it's undeniably a "fruit bomb," it's elevated by fresh, mouth-watering acidity and the substantial body that 13.5 percent alcohol provides. US Importer: Heron Wines, San Francisco. (Jul 27, 2006)

FOOD MATCH: So fruity you can enjoy it as an aperitif, fine with burgers or steaks. The combination of fruit and acidity made it a pleasant match with a simple summer dish of spaghetti with a quick sauce made of tomatoes fresh from the garden, topped with a hearty ration of grated Pecorino Romano cheese.



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