Joseph Drouhin 2001 "Laforet" Bourgogne Pinot Noir ($14.99)
Clear ruby color, on the light side, a shade or two darker than a rosé. Fresh, light red-fruit and dried-cherry aromas add a whiff of brown spices, cinnamon and cloves. Tart and a bit thin on the palate; fresh-fruit flavors are consistent with the nose, but lemony, almost sour acidity dominates the fruit. Simple, rather one-dimensional, but fruit and acid make it a decent food wine. US Importer: Dreyfus, Ashby & Co., NYC. (Sep 18, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: A natural with beef; also worked well with a meatless match, roast beets (a good vegetarian choice with Pinot Noir) braised with mild but aromatic Indian spices.

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