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Arcus Vineyard Pinot Noir

Arcus Vineyard Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $85.00 per bottle

Description: 2003 continues the great tradition Bergström wines has achieved with this magnificent vineyard site. Almost opaque, with a deep black-ruby color and purple hues, the 2003 Arcus Vineyard Designate Pinot Noir is loaded with decadence in every aspect. Huge aromas of perfume, flowers and richly ripe fruits give way to a powerful, lush mouthfeel with an enormous sweet personality. The finish is long and ripely tannic. Unfortunately 2003 will be the last vintage from Arcus Vineyard released under our label. 200 cases produced.

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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