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Bryn Mawr Pinot Noir

Bryn Mawr Barrel Select Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: Our 2003 Barrel Select Pinot Noir is a blend from barrels that when combined, illustrate the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its' parts! By using softer new barrels, there is a greater emphasis on the fruit components in the wine. The fruit takes center stage. Black cherry and black raspberry flavors are mixed with soft tanins and smoke. This is a bright wine with great color, youthful enthusiasm and a long finish. As of October 2005, this wine is starting to show it's potential. Drinking very nicely, enjoy now through 2008.Try a Vella Extra Aged Dry Jack with this Pinot.

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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