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J Pinot Noir, Robert Thomas Vineyard

J Pinot Noir, Robert Thomas Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $65.00 per bottle

Description: The 2005 Robert Thomas opens with complex, warm, earthy notes that evolve into intense blueberry. The fruit aromas are layered with beautiful floral notes full of violets. This is followed by the warm spice of clove and cinnamon. On the palate 2005 Robert Thomas has a supple entry that fills the mouth with cherry and berry flavors. As the wine continues through the middle, hints of toffee become evident, mixed with well integrated oak hinting at vanilla and caramel. As the wine moves along an elegant backbone it flows into a long, resolved finish that picks up the warm baking spices hinted at on the nose. The sophisticated balance of fruit and oak coupled with the velvety texture of this wine make for an exceptional drinking experience.

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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