Caparoso 2002 Oregon Pinot Noir ($20.00)
This is a pretty ruby-color wine, dark and clear, with lush Pinot aromas that blend ripe plums and smoky spice. Fresh red-fruit flavors are crisp and clean, fruit backed by mouth-watering acidity that makes for an exceptional food wine. It blossoms in the glass, as good Pinots often do, to reveal fresh red-berry fruit, with intriguing wafts of cinnamon, cloves and white pepper in the finish. US Importer: (Mar 19, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: Fresh Alaska salmon made a memorable red-wine-with-fish match, in a dish of spaghetti tossed with bites of salmon and rounds of fresh seafood sausage, napped with a light Mornay sauce.

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