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Hudson Vineyard Pinot Noir

Hudson Vineyard Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $49.99 per bottle

Description: This was our first vintage from this exalted Napa Vineyard which rendered less than 2.4 tons per acre. The grapes were picked at 4am under tractor lights then taken immediately to the winery where they were hand sorted on a sorting table, before being fermented in small capacity open top stainless steel tanks. They were then fermented with native yeast in Francois Freres “Allier” barrels for 12 months. It was then bottled unfiltered.

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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