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Pomarium Estate Pinot noir, Sonoma Coast

Pomarium Estate Pinot noir, Sonoma Coast Wine Details
Price: $50.00 per bottle

Description: The 2005 Pomarium Estate is a bright, dramatic wine that wildly claims its pinosity. The majority of Pomarium is comprised of Dijon clones 667, 777 and 115 with a little of our favorite block of Calera included to provide chunky bass notes. The nose opens with lifted aromas of wild strawberry and jasmine tea. With more time in the glass deeper notes of red cherry and sandalwood fill out the bouquet. The mouth is true to the nose and carries through with bing cherries, lead, and orange peel. The Pomarium is vibrant, attractive and racy with medium weight and a clean finish. If you open one on release, decant for at least 45 minutes and cellar the remaining bottles for 3+ years.

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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