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Ravenswood Vintners Blend Zinfandel 2003 (California)
$19.95 (a Vintages essential product – #359257 – which means it should be in stock)
Ruby colour with a nose of new leather and plums; full-bodied, sweet blackberry flavour; easy drinking with a soft mid-palate but finishes well with balancing acidity. ****
Food match: BBQ'd steak; ribs

Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 (Chile)
$17.90 (general release)
This is a quintessential Chilean Cabernet. Deep ruby in colour with a concentrated nose of crushed black currants and a whiff of vanilla oak; full-bodied and chunky with sweet fruit and velvety tannins. ****
Food match: leg of lamb; pork chops

La Gaggiole Chianti 2003 (Tuscany)
$12.95 (general release)
Medium ruby colour; dried cherries with an earthy note; light to medium-bodied with a sour-cherry and mineral flavour; firmly structured with good acidity. ***1/2
Food match: tomato-based pastas; pizza

 

 

 

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