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Pinot Noir, Rhinefarm Vineyard

Pinot Noir, Rhinefarm Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $32.00 per bottle

Description: Rich and balanced, with deep black cherry, clove and dried rose petal aromas that carry over to the flavors and expand in the mouth. The suppleness of the 35-year-old Wente and Hanzell clone fruit gains depth and concentration from the young Pommard and Dijon blocks, resulting in a complex, mouth-filling, medium-bodied Pinot Noir packed with intense Burgundian fruit character framed by fine, resolved tannins. The long, smooth finish offers black plum, cherry, and roasted espresso bean flavors. This classic Pinot Noir will benefit from cellaring 3 - 7 years from the vintage date. Gold Medal, 2005 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition.

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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