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NV Pinot Noir

NV Pinot Noir Reserve Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: This wine, while very pleasant now, should be enjoyable with age for a number of years. The color is a medium pale ruby with a slight brick edge. At first, aromas of cassis and spices (briar, pepper) show in the wine. With time you may notice tobacco, fennel, soy sauce and truffle characters as well. In the mouth, tart cherry flavors begin with the wines silky texture taking over in the mid-palate. There are more soy sauce notes and a hint of mint as well as some faint barrel notes in the late palate while the aftertaste is lingering and soft. In its youth our 1999 Pinot Noir Reserve should pair nicely with1 beef, pork or fish entrees. Any dish with mushroom accents (risotto?) or dried aromatic spices is recommended. As the bottle character develops it should match well with rich, earthy cheeses also. Enjoy this Reserve bottling!

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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