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Pinot Noir

Reserve Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: Our 2002 harvest arrived fully ripened from a warm, dry autumn and was ready for bottling after eleven months in 80% new French oak barrels. Three vineyards with meticulous management and reduced crop levels ranging from one to two tons per acre contruibuted their unique terroir to our Reserve Pinot Noir. Sixty-six percent of the grapes are Pommard with the balance from Dijon clones, 115, 667 and 777, giving this wine complex and enticing flavors and aromas. Take time to enjoy the dark fruit aromas and earthy scents. Initial flavors are ripe plum and black currant that lead to a black cherry center. These dense rich flavors are supported by polished tannins and a long refiined finish with hints of underlying mint and cocoa. Discover the pleasing taste of Oregon in this unfiltered Reserve Pinot Noir. 808 cases produced.

Varietal Definition
Pinot Noir:
The name is derived from the French words for ‘pine’ and ‘black’ alluding to the varietals' tightly clustered dark purple pine cone shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot Noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine. By volume most Pinot Noir in America is grown in California with Oregon coming in second. Other regions are Washington State and New York.During 2004 and the beginning of 2005, Pinot Noir became considerably more popular amongst consumers in the United States, possibly because of the movie Sideways. Being lighter in style, it has benefited from a trend toward more restrained, less alcoholic wines. It is the delicate, subtle, complex and elegant nature of this wine that encourages growers and winemakers to cultivate this difficult grape. Robert Parker has described Pinot Noir: "When it's great, Pinot Noir produces the most complex, hedonistic, and remarkably thrilling red wine in the world."


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