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EdenVale Pear House Collection Fortmiller Pinot Noir

EdenVale Pear House Reserve Collection Fortmiller Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $36.00 per bottle

Description: Zinfandel lovers Pinot. Tremendous fruit that perfectly exhibits the varietal characters. Wonderful with lamb, sausage, cheeses, mushroom and turkey stuffing. Fortmiller Vineyard sits six miles northwest of Ashland Oregon at 1960 feet elevation. The soil, exposure, microclimate, and elevation all contribute to this unique Southern Oregon Pinot Noir. This blend of Pinot Noir clones 667, 777 and 115 aged in 85% new French oak showcases complex aromas of cassis, smoked plums, coffee, blueberries and blackberries.

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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