Cavit 2003 Pinot Noir delle Venezie ($7.99)
This clear, dark-garnet wine offers simple but clean and fresh Pinot aromas and flavors that focus on black cherries and cranberries, light on the palate with a pleasant touch of spice and a fresh, snappy and crisp acidic backbone. It's a simple wine, but clean and well-made, a good companion with food. US Importer: Palm Bay Imports, Boca Raton, Fla. (Apr 30, 2005)

FOOD MATCH: It went very well indeed with a pair of lasagnas, one vegetarian and the other for meat-eaters; its approachable, smooth texture and crisp acidity also serve it well as an aperitif.

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