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Thea's ion Pinot Noir

Thea's Selection Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $29.00 per bottle

Description: Thea’s Selection is named after Dorothy Lemelson, Eric’s mom, who always wanted to be called Thea when she was young. She likes rich, satisfying Pinots, with lush fruit, soft tannins, and enough “backbone” (structure and acidity) to pair easily with fine cuisine. Thea wants the complexity that comes from low yields and minimal intervention in the winery, but she doesn’t want to have to wait three years for her Pinots to reach peak drinkability. Thea’s is indeed a “selection,” a reserve-level blend that combines individual barrels from any or all of our six vineyards. We select barrels that show the most forward, perfumed fruit, with good complexity and length. We have Thea’s wishes in mind when we blend this Pinot noir, and have tried to please her. We hope you are also pleased with the result!

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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