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Castello Della Paneretta-Vigneto-Torre A Destra-Chianti Classico Riserva-Sangiovese-Italy-2003-$37.99-A nose of sweet fruit, medium in color.  A elegant smooth, light to medium bodied wine.  Raspberry, strawberry jam, vanilla and some oak.        WS-90        RP-87        CR-4-4.5  Good with seafood, chicken and pasta.

Fattoria La Lecciaia Di Pacini Mauro-Brunello Di Montalcino-Sangiovese-Tuscany-Italy-2003-$65.00 (magnum)-A nose of sweet dark fruit, dense dark color.  A smooth food friendly wine, jammy, raspberry,  cherry, nice tannins.  Decant for two hours, one for being a big wine and two for being a magnum.         RP-91      WS-91      CR-4.5      Good with pasta, chicken, salads.

Allegrini Fumane Di Valpolicella-Palazzo Della Torre-Veronese-IGT-Italy-2004-$20.00-A rather subdued nose, still tight, nice ruby in color.  A smooth pleasant tasting food friendly wine.  Jammy, black cherry, currants, chocolate.         RP-90      WS-88     CR-4-4.5       Good with pasta, chicken, salads.

DiMajo Norante-Sangiovese-Terra Degli Osci-Italy-2006-$10.99-A sweet floral fruit nose, medium in color.  Blackberry, strawberry, earth, a good value easy drinking wine.        NR        CR-4 Good with pasta, salad, chicken.

Fattoria Selvaplana-Chianti Rufina-Vendemmia-Italy-2006-$14.98-Always hard to describe some Italian wines, pleasant nose, light  to medium in color.  A pleasant food wine, light fruit, cherry, with some acidity.        WS-85         CR-4       Good with chicken, pasta, salad.

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