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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $21.00 per bottle

Description: More than 100 years ago on the Schaack family's land, sagebrush was cleared and Bing Cherries grafted onto bitter almond rootstock were planted. The exceptionally productive trees became known as “family trees” because it took a family all day to harvest one tree. On this same block, years later, our Pinot Noir vines now flourish. Like those cherries, our sustainably grown grapevines thrive in the mineral-rich soil of western Colorado's North Fork Valley. The deep well-drained site is formed in cobble and stone outwash alluvium soil derived from basalt found on old terraces, mesas, and fans.

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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