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2004 Cuvee E

2004 Cuvee E Wine Details
Price: $26.00 per bottle

Description: A blend of several Pinot noir vineyards, the color is a dark red with nice viscosity. On the nose, pure classic Pinot aromas of cherry, raspberry, and strangely enough, blueberries over hot Pinhead Scottish Oatmeal – really – I kid you not! Tasting again reveals raspberry and cranberry. As the wine opens, it begins to show a touch of brown-sugar sweetness while the glycerin gives waxiness to the palate. With a bit of cheese, the acid steps back slightly and the fruit comes forward. One now gets cherry, strawberry, and that wacky and waxy fruit known as Carambola, or Star Fruit at your local produce stand. As time elapses, the wine opens more, with cherries dominating the flavor profile. The finish exhibits cherries, cream and vanilla. Yummy! Only 411 cases produced.

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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