Firesteed 2003 Oregon Pinot Noir ($10.00)
Tasted in a restaurant setting: This is a clear, ruby-color wine, on the light side as is often typical of Pinot. Ripe aromas of red and black cherries and spice, youthfully fresh and appealing. Juicy and forward fruit flavors are soft and sippable, making for an easily accessible sipping wine, but a good lemon-squirt of acidity provides the structure needed to make it a fine partner with food. This easy, food-friendly nature makes it a very good choice for an affordable restaurant wine - or for sipping while enjoying cool jazz. US Importer: ()

FOOD MATCH: As Pinot Noir does so well, it married seamlessly with an eclectic variety of dishes on a restaurant table: Potstickers with spicy North African-accented salsas, lamb chops with couscous and mint pesto, and a hearty grilled-vegetable lasagna on a ripe fresh marinara.

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