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Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: This is what cool, marine climate Pinot Noir is all about. The intensity of aromas in this wine is truly exciting. Pinot Noir should be a bounty of fruit and floral scents. Look for the ripe raspberry and black cherry fruit, rose petal with a hint of Daphne and lilac blossom wrapped into chocolate?vanilla spice. The flavor is rich and succulent from start to middle to end. Raspberry jam, ripe black cherry are contained in a finely texture tannin structure. The middle is extra juicy. The finish is everlasting with the above fruits and chocolate covered cherry.

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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