It's brilliant with roasts, braised or grilled meats. Personally, I like it with an arista or roast pork loin suffused with rosemary, sage and garlic.
The question is, why can't restaurants serve wine like this? Even with a normal markup, it would still be less than $30.
-- S. Irene Virbila
Region: Veneto, Italy
Price: About $18
Style: Rich and full bodied
What it goes with: Roasts, braised and grilled meats
Where to find it: Amazing Grapes Wine Store in Rancho Santa Margarita (888) 299-9463, www.amazing grapeswinestore.com; Meritage Wine Market in Encinitas (760) 479-2500, www.meritagewinemarket .com; Wine Exchange in Orange (714) 974-1454, www.winex.com; the Wine House in West L.A.(310) 479-3731, www.winehouse .com; and Wine on a Dime in Temecula (951) 694-3463, www.wineonadime.com