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Dark garnet color. Red-fruit and spicy oak aromas lead into a full, bright flavor of simple red fruit with a dash of lemon-squirt acidity and a soft jolt of tannin. Very pleasant table wine, with the potential to improve over several years in the cellar. U.S. importer: Kobrand Corp, NYC. (June 7, 1998)
FOOD MATCH: Just right with "tannin-wiping" filet mignons, braised in dry red wine in the fashion of the Barolo region.
WEB SITE: In very tiny type, the back label lists a Website for the winery, www.chiarlo.it.
Gabbiano 1995 Vino Rosso di Toscana ($7.99)
FOOD MATCH: A good cross-cultural match with Filipino adobo, pork chunks braised in soy and vinegar with garlic and star anise.
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