Angelini 2001 "TreRose" Vino Nobile di Montepulciano ($23.00)
This is a very dark garnet wine, almost black in the glass. Spicy black cherry aromas, characteristic of Sangiovese, add a subtle, earthy whiff of "barnyard" that's not at all unpleasant. Mouth-filling black fruit flavors, mouth-watering acidity and smooth, silky tannins come together in a beautifully structured wine that's fine with food in spite of its unusually high (14%) alcohol content. US Importer: Wilson Daniels Ltd., St. Helena, Calif. (Oct 7, 2006)
FOOD MATCH: Simple, medium-rare red meat is the answer here, and a pan-seared medium-rare rib eye made a perfect match.
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