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WINE REVIEW: 2015 La Valentina Spelt, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva, Italy ($20)



by Andrew Chalk


Appearance: Intense garnet, blackberry;


Nose: Dark fruit (blackberry, black cherry), pine needles;


Palate: Attention-getting tannic core gives this wine grip and asserts its proletarian roots. Sawdust. Flavors of pine nuts. black cherry, cedar;


Good value.



Sample.