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Estate Pinot noir

Estate Reserve Pinot noir Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: At bottling, this wine was dominated by earthy, gamey, forest-floor aromas. Out of this rich substrate, the flowers are beginning to bloom and the fruit is emerging. It achieves a fine balance between power and elegance. Awarded 91 points in The Wine Enthusiast in 2003, it was recently described as “almost voluptuous, a rarity for this grape which is classically rather light in color and body; gorgeous, enticing.” Eyrie’s “single vineyard” Estate Reserve Pinot noir is made exclusively from the first plantings of Pinot noir in the Willamette Valley.

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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