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Monte Antico Monte Antico 1997 Toscano Red Wine ($7.99)
Monte Antico makes one of the best Italian wine bargains around, and its 1997 release - new in my region, at least - is no exception. Very dark garnet in color, it shows black cherry and spicy oak aromas, characteristic of the Chiantis with which it shares a regional character. Tart, warm fruit and lemon-squirt acidity make for a flavor that's "rustic" and a bit rough, but an appropriate food match tames it and lets its fine fruit and overall balance show through. U.S. importer: Empson (USA) Inc., Alexandria, Va. (March 19, 2000)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with leftover roast tenderloin recycled as "French dip" sandwiches with Italian bread and hearty broth.

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