The wine was served with some fresh wild venison tenderloin sauteed with market-style bacon and wild mushrooms. This pinot may hev been a little too weak with an aged beef but after decanting and a vigorous pour the wine made the food perfect and the food made the wine perfect as well. Too bad the elements were too rare for us to repeat! Very agreeable wine. Light berry and tannins with decent acidity. The bottle was supposedly past its time but I suspect it could have lasted another year. If you have the fortune of some venison tenderloin, bacon, and mushroom, and you have a small budget for wine, this is your pick. Funny, I know... I had a 2005 in 2007 and it was terrible. This bottle grew up a little.
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