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2002 WV Estate Pinot Noir

2002 WV Estate Pinot Noir Wine Details

Description: Grapes were harvested on 10/5 and 10/12. Average yield was around 2.6 tons/acre hich is a bit higher than normal despite the fact we dropped about 60% of the crop in late August. Luckily, we had good ndian summer weather right through harvest so the fruit rippened up nice with long hang times and average brix around 22. 1300 ases Soft tannis, red fruits and good acidity level make this an easy drinking finesse wine. Stylistically it falls somewhere etween the 2000 and 2001 vintages. Released Fall 2004 Suggested Retail $15-16.

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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