I Campetti 2005 "Castruccio" Monteregio di Massa Marittima ($12.99)
Dark reddish-violet with a clear edge. Black cherries and spice in the foreground with hints of smoke and earthy "barnyard" lurking behind them. Flavors consistent, earthy black fruit built on tart, mouth-watering acidity, with dark fruit and pleasant barnyard in the finish. Definitely "rustic," but pleasantly so; an appealing, old-style wine and a fine red-meat match. US Importer: Vintner Select, Mason, Ohio; a Marc de Grazia Selection. (Oct 20, 2007)
FOOD MATCH: Grass-fed local rib eye steak, pepper-crusted and pan-seared medium-rare.
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