Chateau de Ségriès 2000 Lirac ($11.99)
A blend of 60 percent Grenache and 40 percent Syrah, this dark-garnet wine with reddish glints shows both sides of its parentage in a delicate red-berry scent with a whiff of black pepper, pleasant and appealing. Light in body but full in flavor, it shows cherry-berry and fragrant pepper flavors laced up with bright, lemony acidity. An exceptionally attractive wine. US Importer: Kysela Pere et Fils Ltd., Winchester, Va. (Sep 29, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Well suited for chicken or any red meat, it went very well with a meatless choice, wild-mushroom "risorzotto," a risotto made with rice and barley.



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