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Hacienda Secoya Pinot Noir

Hacienda Secoya Pinot Noir Wine Details

Description: We are proud to offer you our Hacienda Secoja Pinot Noir. The first two years we had this vineyard, we could only muster one barrel. In 2002 we finally had enough yield to go beyond our one barrel wine making. The red and ocher soils, unique to this vineyard, seem to impart a consistent dried rose petal accent to the wine unlike any other we have. The wine is young and very tight right now but is the most approachable of our pinots at this point. We suggest decanting the wine if possible or short term cellaring for the wine to really show itself. (193 cases produced) Asian spice, rose petals and light anise notes compliment the bright bing cherry and cranberry fruit. Pallet is full but bright acid and dusty tannins keep the fruit from being heavy. More floral notes emerge as the wine opens, melding nicely with the cherry fruit, spice and talc-like fine grain tannins. Patience in allowing this wine to open up is a must.

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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