Mark West 2004 Pinot Noir Appellation Vin de Corse ($13.00)
This clear, dark-garnet wine offers a varietally appropriate if rather faint red-fruit aroma. On the palate it's simple but fresh, clean if not awe-inspiring red-berry Pinot fruit with notes of oaky smoke and spice. Made from grapes grown and vinified in Corsica, then shipped to Mark West's production facilities in Sonoma County, California, for oak aging, bottling and sale. US Importer: Mark West Winery, Graton, Calif. (Jun 17, 2006)
FOOD MATCH: Fine with grilled bratwurst and smoked sausages at a summer cookout.
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