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Pinot Noir Estate

Pinot Noir Estate Wine Details
Price: $22.25 per bottle

Description: Burgundian style classic Pinot Noir emerges again, exclusively from the Casa Cassara Estate vineyard deep within the Santa Rita Hills between Lompoc and Buellton, CA where cool breezes and ocean fog deepen the intensity of our estate grapes. This wine is still quite young yet drinkable and will benefit from cellar aging a couple of years. Decanting benefits this wine at it’s young age. This wine is truly a Pinot lover’s wine with it’s classic characters. This wine pairs with so many foods it is hard to match to just one. It is smooth and supple with blackberry and blueberry influences with just enough tannin to hold it’s strength. Sharp and a bit tight yet lingers nicely on the palate. It matches well with Pork loin, lamb, duck, and fire roasted vegetables. Grilled Halibut or Sea Bass are an excellent alternative to meat.

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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