Louis Jadot 2001 Beaujolais-Villages ($7.99)
Dark ruby color. Pure strawberry aromas, ripe and full, present a beautiful expression of the Gamay grape without the intrusive yeast-influenced "banana" aromas that afflict some producers' Beaujolais. Fresh and juicy strawberries and light, crisp acidity on the palate, simple but appealing, with faint earthy notes adding a hint of complexity. Widely available at low cost from a large producer, this remains a benchmark Beaujolais, good to have around to keep your bearings during Nouveau season - or to serve with Thanksgiving turkey. A particularly good value at this discounted price. US Importer: Kobrand Corp., NYC. (Nov 17, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Too early in the season for roast turkey here, but it went spectacularly with farfalle (bowtie pasta) tossed with diced leftover roast pork and sliced olives in a mild and creamy goat cheese sauce.

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