Huber Winery 2000 Indiana Heritage ($17.95)
This is a dark, plum-colored wine, with attractive red-fruit aromas touched with just a hint of that pleasant "barnyard" scent that I think of as evoking country roads on a summer night. Full-bodied and ripe, plum and tart cherry flavors come together with fresh-fruit acidity in a pleasant and well-balanced wine that could pass for a Rhone or Rhone-style red in a blind tasting. Wine maker Ted Huber's French-hybrid wines taste remarkably like European styles, succeeding by blending several hybrid varieties to take advantage of complementary flavors, then aging them in barrels to add discreet oaky spice that doesn't overwhelm the fruit. US Importer: (Jul 22, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: Extremely good with a flavorful pork chop with a lightly spicy Creole treatment, if perhaps just a bit robust for a delicate Cornish hen. It would be fine with any red meat.



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