Rosso di Montalcino can be a great food wine. However, I prefer other Tuscan sangeovese wines most of the time. Chianti Classico, Carmigniano, Morrelino di Scansano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The Rossos I have tried recently have all been rather light in style and not much like their bigger brothers. There is also the issue of cost in the US, I think the distributors are trying to cash in on the Montalcino association (Example, Banfi Rosso, $20-24 here yet I paid 6 Euros in Rome). My preference for the other listed DOCG's stems from both cost and the others tend to have much more body and complexity than a Rosso. Still, I have enjoyed a handful of Rossos, they're great with pasta or a nice starter, but I wouldn't pick one out expecting the brilliance that can be great Brunello. And 2002 can be a mine field. Very tough vintage, much was really destroyed. Values, maybe, but I don't know of any. Heck, for $35 the 2004 La Colombina is a stunning value anyways.