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H Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

H Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Wine Details

Description: Although not vintage dated, this H release is 100% from the stunning 2002 vintage. A blend from numerous vineyards, 18 months in barrel, the H Wines label is the 2nd label for Hamacher Wines and there are many family resemblances to be made. Broad, complex, layered…enjoyable, however H pinot is less than half the price though! Rich, cherry blossom, cedar and gamey. In a word, "complex". Bright fruit and spicy mouth with a broad full mouth feel. A nice wine for a special dinner or at this price every dinner!

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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