Jean Garaudet 2005 Monthelie ($26.99)
This dark-ruby wine blends subtle fruit and earth in an aroma profile that offers fresh cherries over a pleasant "dusty" note. More fruit-forward on the palate, as you might expect of a 2005, red cherries, tart and dry, with soft tannins and snappy acidity following in a long finish. US Importer: U.S. importer: Vintner Select in Ohio, Skurnik in New York, North Berkeley in California and other regional importers.. (Apr 18, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: Food-friendly Burgundy goes with a wide range of dishes, from beef and lamb through pork and roast poultry to fresh wild salmon or ripe cheese. I paired it successfully with a more offbeat match designed for Pinot: Bite-size cubes of pork loin braised with eggplant and mushooms as a quick pasta sauce over rigatoni.



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