San Patrignano 2003 "Noi" Colli di Rimini Rosso ($33.00)
This is a very dark reddish-purple wine, almost black, showing brilliant garnet glints against a bright light. Interesting and complex aromas start with juicy black plums, adding a mix of dried herbs and a distinctive whiff of leather. Tart, mouth-watering acidity shapes a flavor profile that follows the nose, earthy and ripe, with the structure needed to make it a fine food wine. US Importer: Palm Bay Imports, Boca Raton, Fla. (Apr 3, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: Its high acidity makes it a natural with tomato-based dishes, and it was fine with a dish of veal polpettone simmered in a light fresh-tomato sauce over penne. For a more basic match, it wouldn't go amiss with a sizzling rare steak.



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