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Grand Detour Pinot Noir

Grand Detour Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: Sonoma County is one of California's best regions for the production of Pinot Noir. The four vineyards that comprise this year's Grand Detour are all located in the Sonoma Coast appellation: Kanzler, Keller Estate, Kastania and Armaugh. The result is a wine that exhibits great typicity and elegant balance. The initial aromas of black cherry and cinnamon are underpinned by forest floor and cocoa. Toasty French oak along with good minerality and acidity frame this elegant and well-balanced wine. It will pair well with game, duck and salmon as well as mushroom accented disher.

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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