Moillard 2006 Bourgogne Pinot Noir Tradition ($16.99)
Clear ruby, not overly dark, typical of Bourgogne. Ripe cherry aromas and a discreet whiff of herbs, evocative of fresh tarragon. Good cherry and red-berry fruit nicely shaped by lip-smacking acidity, soft tannins showing up in the finish. Not overly complex, but it's a balanced, earthy low-end Bourgogne, a decent introduction to the genre at a fair price. US Importer: USA Wine Imports Inc., NYC. (May 2, 2008)

FOOD MATCH: Burgundy, like all good Pinot Noir, is versatile and food-friendly, finding a natural match in red meat, poultry, mushrooms and even salmon. It was very fine with naturally produced local lamb chops, sliced thick and pan-seared with garlic.

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