Soirée "Vintage Duet" Oregon Pinot Noir ($13.99)
Clear dark ruby. Spicy red fruit, a whiff of "tomato skin" and perhaps just a subliminal touch of volatile acidity. Fresh and crisp, juicy red fruit and tart acidity, decent food wine if a bit on the rustic side for Pinot Noir, nicely balanced at 13.5% alcohol. US Importer: (Aug 2, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: Even a low-end Pinot Noir is a versatile and food-friendly wine capable of matching with a broad range of fare from red meat to cheese to poultry, pork or fatty fish ... particularly salmon. We went the classic route with fresh local beef (grass-fed rib eyes from Fiedler Farm in Indiana), pepper-crusted and pan-seared medium-rare.



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