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Today's Wine Tasting Note

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Wynn's Wynn's Coonawarra Estate 1996 Coonawarra Shiraz ($10.99)
Very dark ruby. Ripe, fresh raspberry scent -- startlingly akin to a Zinfandel -- with pleasant earthy and floral notes. Full, juicy and bright, raspberries and "sweet" new oak that becomes increasingly evident as the wine opens in the glass. Definitely a gulping wine, fine with chicken, burgers or steaks. (Feb. 12, 1999)

FOOD MATCH: Good quaff with roast chicken.

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