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Pinot Noir Orsi Vineyard

Pinot Noir Orsi Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $38.00 per bottle

Description: A translucent dusky red color leads to classic Pinot Noir aromas of strawberry, cherry, hibiscus, forest floor, vanilla, coffee, and smoke. In the mouth, this Pinot Noir reveals flavors of bright cherry, cola, char, vanilla, and brown sugar. A soft approachable entry gives way to lush and full flavors pulling through the middle. The silky tannins and bright acidity dance over the palette and the finish is an assertive flush of mineral infused ripe berries. This wine is understated and feminine, a sexy silky Pinot that seduces rather than bludgeons the imbiber into submission. Think lingerie rather than leather! A low alcohol but complex wine with charm and depth, this first Pinot Noir from Limerick Lane shows that California can grow exceptional Burgundian style wines as opposed to the dark, super extracted, high alcohol, unsubtle Pinot Noirs so common nowadays. Grown on a knoll above the Russian River Bench, 4 miles as the crow flies from Limerick Lane, the Orsi vineyard specializes in low yield high quality fruit and only sells to 4 select wineries, Limerick Lane being one of them.

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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