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Los Carneros Pinot Noir

Los Carneros Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: A brilliant deep ruby color whets the palate of the minds eye. The structure of this wine is bigger than the prior vintage, but the intense fruit notes of wild strawberry, raspberry and cranberry bring the tannin and the acid into balance. Beneath the fruit, orange zest and thyme add complexity. A plush mid palate, a long-juicy finish and a firm structure all work together to ensure that this wine will honor our reputation for producing wines that prove to be good dinner companions at the finest tables in the country.

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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