Domaine Chêne 2000 Bourgogne Rouge ($14.99)
This is a clear, cherry-red wine, not too dark. Fresh and clean red-fruit aromas add an appealing smoky note. Crisp, tart and dry red-berry flavors are laced up with lemony acidity and a soft layer of tannins. Good balance and structure and a still-youthful quality come together in an impressive package that's relatively simple but distinctly Burgundian and even hints at the possibility of gaining interest with cellar time. US Importer: Wine Adventures Inc., W. Des Moines, Iowa. (Aug 31, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: A food-friendly Pinot Noir that would serve well in a broad range of carnivorous and vegetarian optionss, from beef or lamb to our meatless choice, an earthy, offbeat veggie pasta dish of broccoli tossed with a thick chopped walnut and white miso sauce.



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