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Pinot Noir Finn

Pinot Noir Finn Wine Details

Description: A deep ruby-red color leads to deep toned aromas of cassis, violet, truffle and smoke. The palate is dark and penetrating with dense black fruit extract, dried thyme, game nuances and brighter sweet red berries. The backward structure is tightly wound and currently clamps down on full mid-palate textural development. Yet the integration of fruit, oak influence and structure is in the early stages of harmonizing. I suggest trying a single bottle on release to gauge your enjoyment level but advise cellaring for 3 to 4 years to allow the wine to fully integrate and realize its true potential.

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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