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2002 Pinot noir – Cuvee I

2002 Pinot noir – Cuvee I Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: Aromas of super-ripe chocolate covered black cherries, violets and recently turned soil rise from a nice glass. With time, the bouquet evolves into more complex hues of black plum skins, liquorices and freshly tanned leather. Flavors are concentrated with a laser-like focus of black cherries ringed by blueberries, black figs and raspberries dusted with a hint of late summer. Texturally, the wine has an incredible amount of glycerol that coats the mouth. Fine, ripe tannins combine with natural acidity cleansing the palate.

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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