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Terrabianca 1995 Scassino Red Tuscan Table Wine ($14.99)
At a relatively low-end price for the modern non-Chianti Tuscan reds, this one may not offer competition for its high-ticket cousins, but it's a good value and very pleasant drinking at a mid-range price tag that seems fair. It's a clear reddish-purple in color, with lovely spicy aromas, nutmeg and cloves, over luscious red fruit. Full, bright and tart flavors offer juicy sour-cherry fruit and cleansing acidity in balance. U.S. importer: Empson (USA) Inc., Alexandria, Va. (Aug. 28, 1998)
FOOD MATCH: Good pairing with grilled boneless chicken breasts topped with a bit of melted mozzarella, onion and fresh tomato.
Castello dei Rampolla 1996 Chianti Classico ($15.99)
FOOD MATCH: Fine with T-bones and a light fresh tomato-sauce pasta.
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