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Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

Reserve Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: There are 3 clones of Pinot Noir planted at the Bargetto Regan Vineyard Estate in the Santa Cruz Mountains: Dijon, Pommard and Martini. All three clones bring important attributes to the wine. Dijon develops the distinctive cherry and plum aromas. Pommard adds high notes of perfume. The Martini clone brings depth to the color and structure of the wine. The resulting wine shows bright fruit and perfume aromas with a silky smoothness to the body. The finish is extracted and shows soft oak vanillin. This wine, while enjoyable now, should age gracefully for 3-5 years.

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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