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11/2006 COLLEPINO RED WINE 2005
This blend of sangiovese and merlot retails for $9 and provides great bang for the buck. One might conceptualize Collepino as a house wine- it’s low-priced, light, a little fruity, and can be slurped down without much thought. Yet, that’s not the whole of it. Collepino is not mere plonk; it has depth. It begins light and innocuous, then, after the swallow, you notice a tannic grab and lingering blackberry and earthy flavors. Mmmmmm- nice. (Rating ***1/2)

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