Domaine Pontifical 1999 Chateauneuf-du-Pape ($22.99)
Dark ruby. Fragrant black pepper and plummy fruit fill the aroma and flavor. Ripe and full, tart and tannic flavors provide good structure and balance in a wine that may be a bit simple in youth but that shows potential to blossom with cellar time. US Importer: Wines of France, Inc., Mountainside, N.J. (Apr 20, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: The wine's peppery fruit makes it a natural with a pan-grilled T-bone steak crusted with black pepper.

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