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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: The 2006 early harvest season was considerably wetter than the 2005 season. We harvested three different clones of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier in late September through early October. These different pinot clones are vinified and barrel-aged in french oak separately and then selected barrels are blended for our final Pinot Noir blend. The 2006 vintage displays beautiful color and bright cherry fruit and is a typical Pinot Noir. It does not have the intense depth of the 2005 and is similar in style to our 2004 Pinot Noir.

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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