Château de Campuget 2000 Côstieres de Nïmes ($7.99)
Clear, dark reddish-purple, with a very spicy red-fruit aroma that's pleasantly reminiscent of cherry cordial. Fresh and ripe flavors, strawberries and fragrant white pepper. Tasty fruit and crisp acidity, with a hint of bitter tannins in the finish. Unusual complexity for a wine this modest in price, and fine with food. US Importer: Robert Kacher Selections, Washington, D.C. (Jul 21, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: A fine Mediterranean match with a simple dish of spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce from the garden.

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