"The 2004 Ca dei Frati I Frati Lugana is joy in a glass. It speaks to all that is comforting and good in life… and more," commented one salacious member of the tasting panel with a gleam in her eye. "Moreover, it conjures the romance of the terraced, flower-bedecked balconies above Lake Garda, not to mention the charm and allure of nearby Verona – the city that provided the world the lore of love in the guise of Romeo and Juliet, " reminded one of the panel's more scholarly members. Considering these endorsements, food accompaniments with the 2004 Ca dei Frati Lugana are optional for most. Nonetheless, the Ca dei Frati complements a variety of light fare, especially fish and lighter fruits of the sea. Fresh water fish, including perch and trout provide excellent choices.& From the sea, flounder, fluke, grouper, halibut, and sea bass provide superlative companions, too, to one of the world's most charismatic white wines. Canapés, light hors d'oeuvres, stuffed mushroom caps, grilled vegetables, salads, and most quiche and vegetable pies offer other superlative choices. Although full-flavored and ready to stand up to more robust cooking, the glory of this Lugana remains in our opinion its subtle complex flavors and haunting charm, which are most evident in the company of simple, uncomplicated fare. Buon Appetito!