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Gold Coast Vineyard Pinot Noir

Gold Coast Vineyard Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $27.25 per bottle

Description: Pinot Noir is picked cold so fermentation takes several days to begin. During this period, the grape skins are left in contact with the juice -- a stage known as the "cold soak" -- where water-soluble colors and flavors are extracted from the skins into the juice. After 2-4 days of cold soak, our fermentation begins. At this point, we like to inoculate the must to ensure a strong fermentation. To extract the full color and flavor we desire, the cap of floating grape skins is manually punched down twice a day. Once fermentation is complete and the wine is completely dry, it is pressed off the skins and put into Francois Freres French oak for aging. After 10 months in barrel, a blend is assembled for the "Gold Coast Vineyard" bottling. To ensure a wine that is brilliantly clear in the bottle and your glass, we use the proteins in egg whites to fine the wines, then bottle it unfiltered to conserve the flavor and sensations that would otherwise be left on the filter pad.

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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