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Chateau de Segries 1999 Cotes-du-Rhone ($9.99)
The first young Rhone of the 1999 vintage I've seen locally, this one is modest in price and pretense, almost Beaujolais-style in its fresh, ripe fruitiness. Clear ruby in color, its pleasant aroma focuses on perfumed red fruit. Fresh, juicy cherries dominate the palate, tart and almost sweet. U.S. importer: Kysela Pere et Fils Ltd., Winchester, Va. (July 28, 2000)
FOOD MATCH: Fine, if a bit light, with char-broiled rib eye steaks.
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