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“Darien Vineyard” Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

“Darien Vineyard” Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: From a brand-new vineyard that sits in the heart of Russian River Pinot country. Stout, ripe, berry-laden with hints of bacon and earth. Good structure and great balance. We are of the belief that no other region in California offers such consistently great Pinot Noir as the Russian River Valley. Its proximity to the river and constant fog cover in the summer allows this varietal to ripen slowly and evenly and develop deep flavors. The Darien Vineyard provides beautiful grapes that translate into beautiful wine.

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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