San Francisco de Mostaxal 1999 Vino de Eyzaguirre Colchagua Valley Merlot ($7.99)
Clear dark ruby, reddish-purple at the edge. Ripe black cherries and herbs, a hint of tarragon in the fresh and appealing scent. Juicy and full, bright fruit and fresh acidity. Surprisingly balanced and interesting for a wine of this price. US Importer: Cabernet Corp., Novato. Calif. (Apr 14, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Bright, full fruit makes it almost more than a match for a thick but delicately flavored celeriac, potato and leek soup, but the flavors work together well.

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