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Ingle Vineyard Pinot Noir

Ingle Vineyard Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $24.99 per bottle

Description: Pinot Noir is produced in classic Burgundian style. Small European oak barrel aging produces a fruit forward, delicate wine. Floral aromas with raspberry and strawberry flavors. FOOD PAIRINGS... With it's spicy, toasty and fruity combination, Heron Hill's 2002 Ingle Vineyard Pinot Noir pairs well with many different meats. Try it with roasted poultry or game bird. It also does well with beef tenderloin or rack of lamb served with a side of au gratin potatoes. AWARDS... Silver Medal Winner, New York State Fair Wine Competition. Bronze Medal Winner, Grand Harvest Awards, NY. Wine & Food Classic, Tasters Guild Wine Competition.

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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