Michele Chiarlo 2006 "Le Orme" Barbera d'Asti ($10.99)
Very dark reddish-purple, with a clear garnet edge. Red-berry fruit, something like cranberries (only half-joking, perhaps a candidate for the Thanksgiving table), backed by subtle earthy, woody notes that stay well beneath the fruit. Tart cranberry flavors well shaped by zippy acidity, a good food wine with a variety of meat and poultry courses. US Importer: Kobrand Corp., NYC. (Nov 24, 2008)

FOOD MATCH: It would be a fine, affordable companion to the holiday feast. We enjoyed it on a non-holiday work night with leftover chuck roast and garlicky mashed potatoes from a local restaurant.

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