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2011 REX HILL Jacob-Hart Vineyard Pinot Noir

2011 REX HILL Jacob-Hart Vineyard Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $65.00 per bottle

Description: The 2011 REX HILL Jacob-Hart Vineyard Pinot Noir has a beautiful, deep, dark color and leads with primary aromas of blackberries, cherries, lavender, cassis and wet stone that broaden into more masculine, earthy aromas of clove, oak, leaf tobacco and game. A concentrated and succulent attack prefaces flavors of blue fruit, spice, iron and minerals that linger with hints of coffee and chocolate. The mid-palate is under-pinned by a rick, ripe-tannic structure and beautiful acidity that give shape and definition to the concentration of ripe fruit. True to form for Jacob-Hart this wine shows the breed, masculinity and power of the vineyard wrapped in the minerality and classic nature of the 2011 vintage. This is a wine for the cellar, that will age and gain tremendous complexity over the next 15-20 years.

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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