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"Dundee Hills" Estate Pinot Noir

"Dundee Hills" Estate Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $60.00 per bottle

Description: The finest ten barrels from our oldest block of our outstanding Dundee Hills Estate vineyard. Planted in 1988 by the Lange Family, this 2004 continues the tradition of superb pinot noir marked by its deep complexity, elegant stucture, and mouth-watering texture. Showing the bright red fruits and Indian spices we've come to associate with Dundee Hills wines, this wine is approachable now but will continue to develop over time. Only 200 cases produced, this wine will sell out quickly.

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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