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Pinot Noir, Warneke Vineyard

Pinot Noir, Warneke Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $45.00 per bottle

Description: The Warneke Vineyard is located at the Southern end of the Alexander Valley near Chalk Hill. While it is very close to the Russian River Valley border, it is a bit more protected from the maritime influence. The warmer conditions render riper fruit, extra jammy quality and provide a solid tannic structure with a very textural mouth-feel. Part of our Vineyard Designate Series, this wine exudes deep color and characters of blueberry, pepper, and earthiness with noticeable toasty oak aromas.

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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