PINOT NOIR

Pinot Noir is a red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. 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. Other regions that have gained a reputation for Pinot Noir include the Willamette Valley of Oregon, the Carneros, Central Coast and Russian River AVAs of California, the Walker Bay wine region of South Africa, Tasmania and Yarra Valley in Australia and the Central Otago, Martinborough and Marlborough wine regions of New Zealand. Pinot Noir is also a primary variety used in sparkling wine production in Champagne and other wine regions. 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. The grape's tendency to produce tightly packed clusters makes it susceptible to several viticultural hazards involving rot that require diligent canopy management. The thin-skins and low levels of phenolic compounds lends Pinot to producing mostly lightly colored, medium bodied low tannin wines that can often go through dumb phases with uneven and unpredictable aging. When young, wines made from Pinot Noir tend to have red fruit aromas of cherries, raspberries and strawberries. As the wines age, Pinots have the potential to develop vegetal and "barnyard" aromas that can contribute to the complexity of the wine.

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  1. GOLDENEYE 2016 PINOT NOIR ANDERSON VALLEY 1.5L

    Item #: i_216741
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
    was $115.00 Special Price $105.00
  2. GOLDENEYE 2016 PINOT NOIR TEN DEGREES DUCKHORN

    Item #: i_216940
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    was $125.00 Special Price $115.00
  3. HANZELL 2014 PINOT NOIR ESTATE SONOMA VALLEY 750mL

    Item #: i_228560
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Winemaker's Notes: "The complex aromas of dried cherry, blackberry bramble, orange peel, cherry tobacco, cedar, sandalwood, cardamom, pink peppercorn and forest floor give a decidedly autumn impression. Amazingly silky across the palate with sweet red fruits on the mid-palate, plenty of fine textured tannins and a long toasty finish. This is one of the most elegant and approachable Hanzell Vineyards Pinot Noirs in recent memory."
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    $105.00
  4. PETER MICHAEL 2017 PINOT NOIR "LE CAPRICE" SONOMA COAST 750mL

    Item #: i_276231
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 95-97
    ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 95-97 POINTS - "A barrel sample, the 2017 Pinot Noir le Caprice is pale to medium ruby-purple and has an incredibly perfumed nose offering up an array of baking spices and incense over a core of black raspberries, kirsch and redcurrants with wafts of roses, pomegranate and dried Provence herbs. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with wonderfully ripe, silt-like tannins and great freshness supporting the intensely perfumed fruit, finishing long. 1,445 cases are expected to be produced, to be released in February 2019."
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    $134.95

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