Chateau Saint-Yves 2000 Premières Côtes de Bordeaux ($7.99)
Spicy, "dusty" black-cherry and berry scents add a pleasant, complex nuance of rose potpourri in the aroma of this dark reddish-purple wine. Earthy elements of leather and restrained "barnyard" add flavor interest to fresh, crisp fruit on the palate. More complex and more earthy than the California Cabernet, there's distinct "Old World" style in this wine of exceptional value. US Importer: Ex Cellars Wine Agencies Inc., Solvang, Calif. (Mar 29, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: Demonstrating the affinity of Bordeaux with quality beef, the wine's earthy fruit works magic with a premium Hereford T-bone.



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