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Château Mas Neuf 1998 Costières de Nîmes ($7.99) GOOD BUY!
Mas NeufA consistent favorite for value through several years, this entry from the ripe '98 vintage is very dark garnet in color, with bright red aromas of raspberries and strawberries. Its juicy bowl-of-fruit flavor is so lush that the wine almost seems sweet at first, but zippy citric acidity shapes it up on the finish. Good quaff, good food wine and an exceptional value. U.S. importer: Kysela Pere et Fils Ltd., Winchester, Va. (Jan. 1, 2001)

FOOD MATCH: A natural partner with Italian-style roast beef braised with onions.

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