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Pinot Noir Russian River

Pinot Noir Russian River Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: Supple, sensual strength! Layers of fruit that seem to ooze over one another in perfect harmony! Black cherries and plums that melt into a mouthful of rich silky textures. Sweet spice and wild berry perfume that leaps from the glass. It is red nectar! This vintage is a blend of our own Russian River vineyards and some small blocks from Dutton Ranch. 2004 competitions are already bringing our Pinot Noir big accolades...Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition..." Affairs of the Vine's Great Pinot Shoot-Out" picked us as a top finisher and described us as "very drinkable essences of flowers, forests and distinct cherry cola leading into a soft, silky, ethereal finish. An artful wine!" Pinot Noir has always been our Holy Grail, and this may be our best one yet!

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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