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2009 Aquinas Pinot Noir 

Napa Valley, California / $12-$17 Retail

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Fruit for this bottling was sourced primarily from Napa's eastern Carneros region and blended with small percentages of Yountville and Monterey grapes. The medium-bodied wine offers scents of red and black cherries, spice, vanilla, earthy nuances, light pepper and soft tannins. Enjoy it with grilled pork chops, duck confit, coq au vin, tuna and sun-dried tomatoes. Buy it at: Lakeview Grocery, Breaux Mart in Uptown and Metairie, Robert Fresh Markets, Whole Foods Market in Uptown, Langenstein's in Metairie, Budget Saver in Marrero and The Wine Market and Habanos in Slidell. Drink it at: Commander's Palace, LePhare, Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, Mojo Lounge, Harbor Bar & Grill, Keith Young's Steakhouse and Obelisk Wine Bar and Art Gallery. — Brenda Maitland


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