The 2006 is a subtle weave of black cherries and forest, rich and enticing. Serve it with pasta with meat sauces, roast birds, barbecue and liver.
-- S. Irene Virbila
Region: Veneto, Italy
Price: About $18
Style: Rich and aromatic
What it goes with: roast birds, barbecue, grilled calves' liver
Where to find it: Brentwood Village Market in Brentwood, (310) 476-0565; Star Liquor in Santa Monica, (310) 399-0149; Stump's Family Marketplace in San Diego, (619) 226-9575, www.stumps; Vendome Wine & Spirits in Fullerton, (714) 524-0800, www; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454 and (800) 76WINEX, www.winex.com; Wine Styles in Brea, (714) 255-1488 and Chula Vista (619) 397-5533, www.winestyles.net