Domaine Gabriel Viale 1999 Crozes-Hermitage ($11.99)
Inky dark reddish-purple. Fragrant black pepper and rather herbaceous fruit. Black plums on the palate, tannic and tart; pepper and lemon-squirt acidity, flavorful if a bit one-dimensional US Importer: Arcadia Imports Ltd., Atlanta. (Jan 7, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Pizza topped with red and green peppers, black and green olives and onions.

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