Château de Ségriès 2001 Côtes du Rhône ($11.99)
Very dark garnet in color, this wine shows delicate dried-cherry scents at first; swirling brings up more open aromas of black cherries, pepper and spice. Good body and balance, plummy black fruit and crisp acidity, fresh and lingering. US Importer: Kysela Pere et Fils Ltd., Winchester, Va. (Sep 6, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Went well with a beef and okra gumbo, Cajun-style but with the heat turned down to accommodate a wine match.

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