Frédéric Magnien 2005 Bourgogne Pinot Noir ($22.00)
Clear ruby with reddish-orange glints. Appetizing black-cherry aromas and a hint of tomato skin. Juicy and ripe, tart-cherry flavors laced up with fresh acidity and an edge of tannins. Not overly complex but nicely structured, shows at least moderate cellar potential for maybe three to five years. US Importer: North Berkeley Imports, Berkeley, Calif. (Feb 1, 2008)

FOOD MATCH: Pork chops Liègiose, a simplified version of an old Pierre Franey recipe: Sauteed and then topped with shredded Gruyère blended with seeded Dijon mustard.

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