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|Rust en Vrede 1996 Stellenbosch Estate Wine ($24.99)|
This outstanding South African wine is an inky dark-garnet in color, with delicious and complex aromas of plummy black fruit, pepper, earth and leather - a whiff of the stable - leading into big, full flavors, peppery black fruit and earthy nuances that follow the nose. If you like Rhone reds, you'll like this fine, lusty red. U.S. importer: American Wine Distributors, San Francisco. (Oct. 30, 2000)
FOOD MATCH: Just fine with pan-grilled lamb chops.
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