Alamos 2000 Mendoza Bonarda ($9.99)
This inky dark-purple offers a ripe and juicy scent that's warm and plummy with a ripe-fruit character that can only be described as "grapey." Full and soft and slightly sweet, its flavor mingles plums and the vanilla aromas of oak. It's a very accessible wine and a good match with roast beef. US Importer: v (Mar 31, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: OK with deli roast beef on an Easter buffet, but would be better yet with a slab of prime rib or steak.



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