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Ernest & Julio Gallo Pinot Noir 2001 Sonoma County, California
This week, three big, rather unsubtle, but enjoyable red wines. Depending on your own preferences, youíll either love or hate them, so be warned. This is a Pinot Noir, a red grape normally noted for subtlety and elegance. Here, you get a nose of sweet cherry and dark fruits with a distinctive herbiness in the background. The palate shows sweet, generous fruit thatís verging on the jammy. Not typical, but tasty. (Thresher £9.99)  

Fetzer Valley Oaks Syrah Rosť 2004 California
Perfect for summer. Itís a very deep colour for a rosť: almost a light red wine. Very full, weighty nose with lots of bright cherry fruit. The palate is fresh, fruity and rather appealing. A big, fruity rosť. (£5.99 Oddbins, Thresher, Unwins, Asda, Sainsbury, Somerfield, Tesco, Waitrose)

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