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Old Vineyard Block Pinot Noir

Old Vineyard Block Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $50.00 per bottle

Description: The wine from this block is always distinctively spicy and harmonious, and shows the intensity, concentration, impressive length and complexity that comes from vines that are now a remarkable thirty-one years old. The 2003 is no exception – even at this early stage in this wine’s life the flavors and aromas are berries, cinnamon, hazelnuts, mushrooms, violets, leather and earth. The texture is beautifully soft and silky, with fine-grained polished tannins, and the underlying toasty oak is nicely integrated. Given good storage conditions, this wine should develop and age gracefully for at least ten to fifteen years.

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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