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2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Turkey Vegetables

Category: Pinot Noir

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .8%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.99

Publix Premium
2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Turkey Vegetables

Category: Pinot Noir

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .8%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla mint cookie, orange chiffon, and coconut macaroon with a supple, tangy, fruity medium body and an effortless, captivating, medium-length dried peach, praline, delicate spices, and pink peppercorn and cedar finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak. A rock solid pinot with bright fruit and balanced oak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: vanilla mint cookie, orange chiffon, and coconut macaroon
Taste Flavor: dried peach, praline, delicate spices, and pink peppercorn and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey Meatballs, Eggplant Parmesan, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid pinot with bright fruit and balanced oak.

The Producer or Importer or Marketer

The Wine Group

The Producer or  Importer or  Marketer
4596 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA 94550
USA
1 925-456-2500

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Pinot Noir

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Serve in a Burgundy Wine Glass
Pinot Noir is one of the world’s most fascinating red varieties. While many red grapes produces wines of power and youthful intensity, a wine made from Pinot Noir is often more refined with higher acidity and lower levels of tannins. The spiritual home for Pinot Noir is Burgundy, where it is produced in many styles, from very light to examples that can age for two to three decades.

Pinot Noirs tend to have aromas and flavors red cherry fruit, while some offer notes of wild strawberry, plum or even floral notes such as carnation and red roses. As tannins in Pinot Noir are not as pronounced as in a grape such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Nebbiolo, most Pinot Noirs can be enjoyed upon release, which is usually two to three years after the vintage.

Burgundy works extremely well for Pinot Noir, as it is a cool climate; a warm or hot climate would not bring out the perfumes of the variety. Thus growers in several countries have planted Pinot Noir in their coolest regions, looking to emulate Burgundy. These include the Willamette Valley in Oregon; Russian River Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands and Sta. Rita Hills in California (among others); Central Otago in New Zealand; Casablanca and San Antonio Valleys in Chile and the Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Baden in Germany (where the grape is known as Spatburgunder). The concept of terroir – a wine is the producet of its specific environment – is most often associated with Pinot Noir.

Pinot Noirs tend to pair well with poultry (duck a l’orange is a classic match), game birds and even certain types of seafoods (as tannins are low), such as salmon, tuna and halibut.