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Pinot Noir, Hawks View Vineyard

Pinot Noir, Hawks View Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Pinot Noir is a wine that suffers wonderfully from terroir, a combination of the location of the vineyard, soil type, exposure to sun, slope, elevation and the clones of Pinot used as the fruiting part of the plant. Hawks View is our second vineyard-designate released. This is a blend between two different pinot noir clones, Wadensvil and Hanzel. The vineyard is located west of Sherwood. This wine has many of the classic Burgundy characteristics and shows many of the traits of other wines from the Hawks View Vineyard. This wine has a big black fruit nose with lots of black cherry on the pallet with a long finish. Only 58 cases were produced and this wine is only available at the winery.

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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