Au Bon Climat 2000 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir ($19.99)
Clear ruby in color, this wine shows "benchmark" Central Coast Pinot character in its forward cherry-cola and tangy "tomato-skin" on the nose and palate. Ripe and intensely fruity flavors are laced up with crisp lemon-squirt acidity that makes it a natural partner with food and that hangs on in a very long finish. US Importer: (Feb 9, 2003)
FOOD MATCH: Perfect with a dish crafted to match, white asparagus and diced ham in Mornay sauce over rounds of toasted olive bread.
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