Foppiano Vineyards "Lot 96" California Red Wine ($11.99)
Dark purple, with ruby glints. Aromas of plums and cherries, juicy black fruit, carry over on the palate with fresh acidity and a distinct edge of tannins. A good, simple red wine designed for enjoyment at the table. US Importer: N/A (Sep 13, 2008)

FOOD MATCH: It made a great match with hamburgers fashioned with natural local ground beef, served on mini-Pugliese rolls. On the other hand, I wouldn't turn it down with pasta with meat sauce, pizza or even a steak.

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