Terra Rosa 1999 Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon ($10.99)
Made from Argentine grapes by a U.S. producer in Sonoma County, California. Dark garnet. Appetizing scents of juicy currants and spice. Fresh and clean fruit with a grace note of oak. Balanced and well made, pleasant sipping and fine at the dinner table. US Importer: Laurel Glen Winery, Santa Rosa, Calif. (Mar 3, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with beef in any form; I served it with a home-built Szechwanese shredded beef with carrots and celery, a cross-cultural match that works as long as the heat level is kept within reason.

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