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2008 Salviano Turlo Red 

Umbria, Italy / $17 Retail

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The gently rolling hills of Italy's Umbria region allow grapes to enjoy perfect sunlight exposure. The Salviano estate surrounds Lake Corbara and benefits from the flow of the Tiber River, a moist climate that adds a dimension in addition to the Umbrian earthiness. This wine is 50 percent Sangiovese, 30 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 20 percent Merlot — making it a Super Tuscan-style blend from a neighboring region. Red and black berries with plum on the palate, earth on the nose and spices on the finish all combine to make for a most pleasant wine. Drink it with stuffed artichokes, veal dishes, rosemary chicken, lasagna and other pasta dishes. Buy it at: Elio's Wine Warehouse and Acquistapace's Covington Supermarket. Drink it at: A Mano, Ristorante del Porto and Caesar's Deli. — Brenda Maitland

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