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Saignee - Sonoma County

Saignee - Sonoma County Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: With this wine we took advantage to expand our horizons with Pinot Noir. After the fermentation vats were filled with grapes, a portion of the juice was removed. We kept this apart, gave it a cool fermentation of its own, and this wine is the result. With delicate floral aromas underscored by a hint of red cherries, and a palate that is crisp and light, this is a blush wine that can happily accompany seafood, cheese plates or light pasta dishes.

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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