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2004 Wind Hill

2004 Wind Hill Wine Details
Price: $50.00 per bottle

Description: Limpid ruby red in the glass showing a lovely lavender nose with hints of fresh cherry blossoms. With time this aroma moves into sweet black cherry pie a la mode. Beautiful balance aromatically and texturally; this is a classic Pinot noir. The fruit and oak profile balance against the naturally high acid level resulting from the vineyard’s exposure, altitude, and age. The tannins give a good grip to the wine, and some spice comes forward, even a hint of cinnamon. Cherries combine with dustiness from the tannins for a finish with flavor and texture. Really nice fruit as well with tastes of raspberry and candied cherries. Not a big bruiser but stylish, sweet, and silky with a great mineral component. This is the most accessible of the 2004 single vineyard wines and, unlike the rest, distinctly feminine. 156 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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