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Pinot Noir Ryan

Pinot Noir Ryan Wine Details

Description: A fully saturated dark ruby color precedes a hugely complex nose of wild dark berries, pepper and game. These flavors continue on the palate with black raspberry liqueur, sweet kirsch and anise, with a slight fresh mint edge. The wine's dark extract and sweet fruit core are supported by rich assertive tannins and vibrant acid which lift the finish leaving a lingering impression of dried plum and sappy pinot fruit. With cellar time this bottling will further concentrate which will intensify the Green Valley terroir characters of game, earth and dark cherry. The whole cluster influence will further steer the development toward truffle and niçoise olive. Anticipate continued development over five years and cellar for up to ten.

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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