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Palmer Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir

Palmer Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $29.00 per bottle

Description: Our 2004 Palmer Creek has the elegance-with-attitude of Audrey Hepburn's Holly Golightly in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". It has a claret color and delicate nose of raspberry that opens to floral notes and finishes with cedar . Its red fruit palate starts with strawberry but yields to a hint of chocolate. The silky mouthfeel leads to a long and even finish. The acidity will complement meals of game, poultry, and mushrooms. This is one that could be held for a few 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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