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Pinot Noir Burning Creek

Pinot Noir Burning Creek Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: This wine is not a light Pinot. It is deep in red/garnet color and almost opaque but clear as a bell in the light. The nose jumps a bit out of the glass with spice and smoke but hints to the underlying Burgundian earth characteristics of a true Pinot Noir without any offending characters in the smell. This wine is truly a California appellation character wine. It is bold on the pallet and so full of blackberries, cranberries and cherries you think you are sipping on their juice. There is even a hint of sweetness though the wine is dry. It is so full of character and complexity it is different with every sip and brings an adventure to your pallet. A softness accompanies medium tannins as the finish lingers for a time. This wine is so pleasing to your mouth it is very irresistible to those seeking terrior wines of this area.

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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