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Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir

Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: This deep ruby colored Pinot Noir as a very exotic and complex nose that includes black cherries, cassis, raspberries, cedar, cinnamon, cola, roses, licorice, and hints of pepper and smoked meat. The flavors are equally exotic and evolving . There are lots of black fruits mingling with the spicy, briary gaminess along with hints of tasted oak and vanilla. This wine is multidimensional which demands multiple tastes just to grasp them all. There is a very nice backbone of acid and tannin that runs throughout giving this wine exceptional balance and length. This may be the best Mt Jefferson Cuvee that we've produced to date and I'm sure it will improve with further ageing.

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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