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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $23.00 per bottle

Description: 2004 was a lively vintage consisting of small berries leading to firmly integrated wines. Scents of copious dark fruits and a hint of oak lead to flavors of black cherry, blackberries, and a cranberry top-note on the front & mid palate. Rich structure with a combination of acid and soft tannins on the back palate, give this wine a smooth edge, long finish, and a backbone that will cellar for several years. Our techniques consist of 80% new French Oak, long macerations, and small lot fermentations adding up to an intense, balanced powerhouse of a wine. This Pinot Noir has the stature to pair well with just about any food from beef and lamb to cheeses, pastas, and funky little chocolate things. It’s rich, firm and lingers seamlessly. The 2003 vintage helped us take a big step forward. 2004 promises to keep things rolling.

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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