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Today's Wine Tasting Note

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Mastroberardino 1995 Greco di Tufo ($17.99)
Clear pale gold. Lovely scents of honey and hazelnuts lead into a full-bodied flavor, crisp and tart apples and pears, with hazelnut nuances that mirror the nose. Clean fruit and zingy acid linger in a long finish. A very fine wine, quite frankly an exception to the rule that finds most Italian white wines forgettable; but it's pushing the limits on value. U.S. importer: Palace Brands Co., Farmington, Conn. (Jan. 6, 1998)

FOOD MATCH: Marries well with a simple dish of Italian tuna and roast peppers tossed with capers and penne pasta.

All my wine-tasting reports are consumer-oriented. In order to maintain objectivity and avoid conflicts of interest, I purchase all the wines I rate at my own expense in retail stores.

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