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Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Pinot Noir

Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $27.00 per bottle

Description: The 2006 Pinot Noir is an explosive “Wow!” wine with an engaging nose of blackberries, Bing cherries and red currants accented by black-pepper spice and a hint of black licorice. Firm yet supple tannins support the richness of the ripe red-cherry fruit layered with soft oak. A bright and vivacious wine—fresh, youthful and alive.

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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