Santa Julia 2001 Mendoza Malbec ($6.99)
This clear but very dark reddish-purple Argentine wine offers a hint of brown sugar and a whiff of spicy ripe cherries in its inviting aroma. Its fresh tart-cherry flavor is balanced by ample, sharp acidity, making it a natural with food. US Importer: Winesellers Ltd., Skokie, Ill. (Sep 23, 2002)
FOOD MATCH: Malbec has become a favorite with pizza, and this one made a fine match with a large one topped with sausage, green olives, green peppers, mushrooms and onions.
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