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Pinot Noir - Winemaker's Cuvée

Pinot Noir - Winemaker's Cuvée Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: The Winemaker's Cuvée is our only blended Pinot noir. The cuvée is a fusion of five Pinot noirs from the Willamette Valley selected for their richness, complexity, and structure. The blend for the 2004 vintage of Winemaker’s Cuvée is Freedom Hill Vineyard (39%), Shea Vineyard (25%), Bednarik Vineyard (17%), Lazy River Vineyard (16%), and Youngberg Hill Vineyard (3%). We consider 2004 to be a classic Oregon vintage demonstrating fresh vibrant fruit and the rich earthy characteristics which are the hallmarks of premium Oregon Pinor noir. Color: Deep ruby. Nose: Bright stawberry & raspberry, smoke, and toast. Palate: Silky, fleshy texture with flavors of ripe berries and cherries. Notes of chocolate on the long finish. The 2004 Cuvée is an intense yet balanced young wine with complex structure that indicates great aging 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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