Gianfranco Alessandria 2006 Dolcetto d'Alba ($12.99)
Very dark reddish-purple, almost black, clear garnet at the edge. Deep black fruit and earth, subtle mineral scents that evoke damp stones and black loam. Black plums on the palate, fresh and dry, shaped by the firm, fine-grained tannic astringency that is Dolcetto's trademark, a textural component that seems to work particularly well with turkey dark meat. US Importer: Vanguard Wines LLC, Columbus, Ohio. (Nov 18, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: Leftover turkey dark meat, cubed and browned, cooked with fresh broccoli and a dash of cumin in a simple pilaf.

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