E. Guigal 2000 Côtes-du-Rhône ($9.99)
This clear but dark garnet wine offers pleasant fresh-fruit aromas of berries and plums with fragrant black pepper. Ripe and full in flavor, it offers good, rich black fruit and appetizingly tangy acidity in balance. Not particularly complex, but all its parts are in the right places; a fine food wine. US Importer: Ex-Cellars Wine Agencies Inc., Solvang, Calif. (Oct 2, 2002)
FOOD MATCH: Fine with roast chicken; the wine's fresh but not lightweight fruit makes a particularly appealing flavor match.
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