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Sanchietti Vineyard Pinot Noir

Sanchietti Vineyard Pinot Noir Wine Details

Description: What sets the 2002 Sanchietti Pinot apart is its combination of power and grace. In the nose, it jumps out of the glass with aromas of blueberries, blackberries and lilac. The vibrant floral bouquet gives way to supple power in the mouth. Black cherries overlay the berry fruit, and all is enveloped in impressively soft, sweet tannins. With its moderate alcohol, the wine finishes brightly, with graceful berry fruit and spicy overtones. This wine is truly versatile with food, enhancing anything from fresh salmon or swordfish, to robust meat and game dishes like filet minion, lamb or quail. Only 136 cases produced. 93 points, Wine & Spirits; 92 points, Wine Country Living; 90 points, Wine Enthusiast.

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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