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Adelsheim Calkins Lane Pinot noir

Adelsheim Calkins Lane Pinot noir Wine Details
Price: $50.00 per bottle

Description: It has been said that the flavors of wines made from Pinot noir grapes are more dependent on the place where the grapes are grown than with other varieties. It follows that one could make a single vineyard bottling of Pinot noir from any site and it would be different from another single vineyard bottling. But for us, the implied quality level of such a wine also demands consistency of flavors from that site, vintage to vintage. The wine must have richness and complexity ... and be yummy! Our estate at Calkins Lane is only the seventh vineyard (out of dozens we’ve worked with over the years) that we’ve considered worthy of bottling separately.

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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