The 1999 Aliette is a smooth, elegant wine, with a dark and intense ruby color. The wine combines aromas of toast, mushrooms, red currant, and raspberries. Multi-layered, the mouth starts on a soft note and builds to many layers of flavors. The finish displays big, generous and smooth tannins with the kind of length that bodes well for today's enjoyment and long term cellaring. The Aliette will continue to develop over the next 2-3 years and should age beautifully for the next 8 to 10 years. We suggest matching this classic Oregon Pinot Noir with grilled fish, particularly Northwest salmon, poultry, veal, truffles and roasted vegetables.