Bonterra 1999 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon ($16.39)
This wine made from organically grown grapes shows a very dark blackish-purple in the glass. Black-fruit scents, plums and currants, add a hint of blueberries and a cedary note in a complex if not overly forward aroma. Full black fruit is more evident on the palate, tart and rather tannic, although it opens up to more complex and aromatic dark cherries and brown spices after an hour or so in the glass. Could use a little more time in the bottle to come together, but rare beef brings it around. US Importer: (Dec 25, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Perfect with rare roast beef.

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