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Dolcetto d'Alba, Rocche dei Manzoni, La Matinera, 2004

Deep ruby with purple notes. Bright, fresh expansive bitter black cherry fruit aromas with a pinch of cassis. Very smooth on the palate with dark bittersweet dark fruit flavors livened up with a tangy cranberry punch. More than enough acidity to carry the round fruit flavors. Very modern, but not in the New World mold as there is plenty of acid backbone and tartness to make this a lovely match for foods. Drink now, the sooner the better. Don’t wait.