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Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, Peters Vineyard

Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, Peters Vineyard Wine Details

Description: This Pinot Noir is done in a Burgundian style with an emphasis on the fruit. Don't be fooled by the delicate, light cherry color - this Pinot presents a full mouth feel. Boasting a smoky, vanilla aroma and flavors of ripe strawberries and spice, there is an amazing finish that lingers long after the first sip. Silky, well-structured and balanced, this one’s got it all, the fruit carrying through to a long, complex, velvety finish. This is an elegant wine with great finesse and will age well.

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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