Henry Estate 2004 Oregon Pinot Noir ($16.00)
This is a clear ruby wine, not too dark, as is typical of Pinot Noir. Fresh cherry aromas are delicious yet delicate. On the palate it's fresh and ripe, juicy cherry fruit and snappy acidity with a light but velvety texture. Although it's not overly complex - at least at this stage in its development - it's quaffable and appealing, with a style that brings a hint of Burgundy's everyday reds to Oregon. US Importer: (Jun 28, 2006)

FOOD MATCH: I've often praised Pinot Noir as one of the most versatile of red wines, and this would would certainly work well with a range of dishes from red meat to poultry, pork and even salmon, not to mention vegetarian options from mushrooms to strong cheese. But beef is still its natural partner, and its affinity for a rare rib eye is hard to beat.

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