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Pinot Noir

Reserve Pinot Noir Wine Details

Description: Whether it’s a promotion, engagement, or just a plain old great day at work, don't you have something to celebrate? Special occasions (and the occasional Monday - just because) deserve something noteworthy in honor of their distinctiveness, and our Reserve Pinot Noir is just that. Our very best fruit from this exceptional vintage goes into this bottle, and the result is a lush and exciting wine that makes those taste buds dance. Subtle yet confident tannins will carry this wine through the next 4-6 years of bottle age, making it worth celebrating all on its own. This wine was bottled at the end of September, yet we wanted our guests to get first dibs on such a fabulous product. Try it if you like, but we recommend holding onto this one for at least a couple of months to really let the wine recover from “bottle shock.” (What’s bottle shock, you may ask? Well, just think how you’d feel if you were warmed up, stirred around, cooled down, and pumped through a hose all day after peacefully sitting in French oak for a year.) Enjoy with slow cooked beef stew or a garlic and mustard crusted lamb loin this winter. It’s sure to warm you up.

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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