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Pinot Noir Port

Pinot Noir Port Wine Details
Price: $38.00 per bottle

Description: In the summer of 2002, our sights were set on making a true 100% pinot port by acquiring rare three year old barrel aged Pinot Noir brandy from a local Oregon distillery. Fall provided an extended ripening period that intensified and concentrated our grapes' dark fruit flavors of black cherry and plum. During fermentation, the brandy was blended at the precisely the right time to retain the wine's natural sweetness and balance. Enjoy the rich ruby elegance of this hand crafted port. Joe Wright, Winemaker. Six barrels produced. 375ml Bottle. 2004 LA County Fair, Gold Medal Winner!

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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