Henry Estate 2003 "Umpqua Cuvee" Oregon Pinot Noir ($15.00)
This is a clear ruby-color wine, on the light side as is typical of all but the most extracted Pinot. Also typical of Pinot are the rather delicate aromas; red cherries and spice are pleasant but subtle, far from fruit-forward. It's a bit more assertive on the flavor side, crisp and bright, tart cherries and zippy acidity. US Importer: (Mar 20, 2006)

FOOD MATCH: It would work fine with steaks or chicken from the grill, but Pinot's also a masterful match with mushrooms, and it went beautifully with a quick, meatless batch of white mushrooms and porcini over conchiglie (baby shells) pasta.

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