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90 • Mocavero 2008 Primitivo, Salento IGT $23.50.
Garnet violet color. Exotic aromas of grilled and marinated peppers, cedar, and craisins with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a chewy grilled wild berries, honey, and mineral driven finish. A vibrant table wine that will be great with lamb and boar. (tasted on Nov-26-2012)
90 • Rambam NV Rosco, Italy $9.99. Best Buy. Kosher
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of jasmine tea and pomegranate sorbet with a petillant, tangy fruity sweet medium body and a refreshing green apple citrus and delicate spice finish. A delicious and refreshing off-dry sipper or pair with spicy Chinese meat dishes. (tasted on Dec-18-2012)
86 • Resta 2008 "Gelso Moro", Negroamaro, Salento IGT $17.50.
Dark garnet color. Aromas of crayon, leaves and dried berries with a supple, dryish medium body and a dried currant, roasted pepper, olive, ink, and clay accented finish. Somewhat rustic but charming table wine. (tasted on Nov-26-2012)
85 • Rambam NV Joven Red, Italy $8.99. Kosher
Ruby with amber brown cast. Aromas of dried fruit, warm caramel, leather and nougat with a petillant, fruity sweet medium body and a tart cranberry sauce, almond skin, and forest floor finish. (tasted on Dec-18-2012)
80 • Mocavero 2003 "Puteus", Salice Salentino DOC $28.|Find-a-Wine|
Dark brown black color. Umami aromas of dried meat and fish, clay, cherry tobacco and soy sauce with a savory, dryish medium body and a prune skin, root vegetable puree, ground nut, grape leaf, and mineral finish. An intriguing, highly mature and oxidized wine that will make an exotic digestif or culinary ingredient. (tasted on Nov-26-2012)