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Moonshine Ranch Pinot Noir

Moonshine Ranch Pinot Noir Wine Details

Description: Lee Jr. has kept with the 'spirits' theme of the old farm. Now the old lichen covered barn houses farm equipment which is removed each October for the annual and most famous Halloween party in the land. In the crisp morning air of Fall, the decoration committee gathers at the barn, and from its splintery rafters hangs strands of store-bought cobwebs with red bellied spiders, place yellow-eyed rats amongst the appetizers, they stir the vodka punch in a hollowed pumpkin shell, arrange bloodshot eyeballs to float in the margaritas, call the neighborhood band and then light the propane heaters. For more than a decade Goblins and Witches, Red Riding Hoods and Bo Peeps, Princess' and Black Cats, notorious Presidents and French Maids, have arrived on the scene, dancing till dawn on the bare dirt floor.

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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