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This is a white wine that seems to kaleidoscopic around as you sip it and as you pair it with different foods. It begins with a piquant, herby nose.  When the wine warms a little, some rich, tropical fruit appears in the aroma and flavor.  And the finish evolves too, becoming more distinctively chalk-minerally, nicely dry. A collection of flavors in a glass that seems to do as well with sweet squash as it does with smoky babaganoush; try it with lighter rather than heartier foods. Highly Recommended  90  – BSE

WHO: Castello di Pomino, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi
WHAT: Chardonnay with small amounts pinot bianco and other local grapes
WHERE:  Pomino DOC, Rufina, Tuscany, Italy
WHEN: 2012
HOW MUCH: $17.99 (media sample)

 

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Becky Sue Epstein
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Becky Sue Epstein is Palate Press’s International Editor. An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, her work appears in many national publications including Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television.