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NV Pinot Noir

NV Pinot Noir Reserve Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: The 2002 harvest poduced a Pinot Noir with soft and subtle structure and intense varietal character. The growing season was marked by even warmth. The vineyards that produced this wine were 20 years old and gave us full ripe fruit. We bottled this wine unfiltered and unfined to preserve maximum flavors for the bottle. Minimal interference produces better pinot. This wine should age gracefully for several years. The color is dark garnet with a ruby brick edge. Nice aromas of briar and pepper predominate the nose along with hints of cassis and spice. Our Pinot Noir Reserve should pair nicely with beef, pork and any dish with mushroom or spice accents. Enjoy!

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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