Willamette Valley Vineyards 2005 Oregon Pinot Noir ($26.00)
This clear ruby-color wine offers ripe red berries and fresh herbs, bright fruit mingling with an appropriate herbaceous character, in the aroma and flavor. Well balanced on the palate, not overblown at a reasonable 13.5% alcohol. Mouth-watering acidity, sweet red-berry fruit and subtle spice linger in a long, clean finish. US Importer: (Jul 11, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: A nicely balanced Pinot with good acidic structure, this is an exceptionally food-friendly wine that will marry well with just about any meat or poultry, salmon or cheese. It was a delight with the Pork chops Hongroise with smoked paprika featured in yesterday's Wine Advisor FoodLetter.

WEB LINK: http://www.willamettevalleyvineyards.com

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