Villa Mendoza 1999 Mendoza Malbec ($6.99)
Very dark ruby color, with a ripe plummy scent laced by whiffs of licorice, full and appetizing. Ripe and juicy, approachable fruit nicely structured with crisp fresh-fruit acidity. Excellent wine, remarkable value. US Importer: Laurel Glen Winery, Santa Rosa, Calif. (Jul 17, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Ripe fruit and cleansing acidity make it a very good match indeed with roast chicken.



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