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Hohenzollern Pinot Noir

Hohenzollern Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $15.99 per bottle

Description: Lighter bodied dry red, also lighter in color and tannic acid. Berry nose and a hint of vanilla (oak). soft in texture with complex flavor, excellent with steak or prime rib, but delicate enough to go with a lighter meal like fish that would have been a white wine meal, without overpowering the food. Hohenzollern is the castle in Saltzburg, Austria. Must take a cog railway to get up to the castle. Anyone old enought to remember "The Sound of Music" - much of the movie is filmed in Saltzburg and the convent and convent cemetery scenes are right next to the castle.

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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