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La Rinconada Pinot Noir

La Rinconada Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: Planted in 1997, La Rinconada Vineyard is adjacent to the old Sanford & Benedict Vineyard and shares its soil and climate. The main difference here is the clonal selection. The Rinconada is made from Dijon clones 777, 667 and 115 for an expansive richness rarely found in Pinot Noir. This wine has been lauded as one of the finest Pinot Noirs available. From our new vineyard planted to Dijon clones, the wine is dark plum, dark cherry fruit with deep chocolately nuances, lush, viscous, opulent; aged in 100% new French oak 20 months. A dense, goes-on-forever finish complements meat and game dishes, rich enough for prime rib of beef.

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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