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One Palm Pinot Noir

One Palm Pinot Noir Wine Details

Description: Meet our One Palm Pinot Noir, the debonair one of the bunch. He’s polished and gracious, with integrated oak that won’t overwhelm the senses. A dark cranberry color, customary of clone 667, hints of red fruits—strawberry, raspberry, and cherry. Yet there is a dusty quality that brings in an element of earthiness, even mushroom, which clearly define this as a steak wine. Yes, we’re talking more Rhett Butler than Ashley Wilkes, make no mistake, with a sultry sexy, brooding and…dare we say it?…dangerous edge. One sip of this and, frankly, you won’t give a damn.

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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