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Pinot noir Coeur De Terre

Pinot noir Coeur De Terre Wine Details
Price: $29.00 per bottle

Description: A brilliant ruby plum color, this wine is saturated with cherry aromas and an added complexity of mint. Broad and soft on the palate with only modest grip of tannins, the Coeur De Terre shows a blackberry lead followed by cassis melting to a finish of baker's chocolate, characteristic of the McMinnville AVA. A pure cherry twist on the finish makes for a luscious wine, remarkably round and mature for it's young age. We can't wait to see what happens after a few years in the bottle! Hang on to this one if you are the cellaring type, or enjoy it with a very special meal of rich smoked meats or Scott Neal's favorite, roast lamb with onion and potato tartin.

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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