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Louis M. Martini Louis M. Martini 1993 Lake County Barbera ($11.79)
Dark ruby, with deep cherry-berry fruit and slightly dank oak aromas; full, juicy fruit, simple and ripe. Seems rather one-dimensional at first, but with time in the glass, a surprising transformation occurs: It seems to move forward in time, developing a surprising complexity, and after a couple of hours' exposure to air, "sweet" claret-like aromas similar to Martini's older Cabernets. If you run across this one, give it a little breathing time. (July 24, 2000)

FOOD MATCH: Couldn't be better with char-grilled flank steak.

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