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City Winery

City Winery
2017 Signature Series Cuvee Durant, Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Pinot Noir

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4% RS: 0.00%
Certified Organic
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$55

City Winery
2017 Signature Series Cuvee Durant, Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Pinot Noir

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4% RS: 0.00%
Light garnet color. Aromas of spicy cherry custard, sandalwood, leather, and cola float with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-long white toffee and strawberry shortcake finish with fine, chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A juicy, tasty, instantly appealing Pinot Noir that will be very versatile.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Non-Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: spicy cherry custard, sandalwood, leather, and cola float
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of white toffee and strawberry shortcake
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, tasty, instantly appealing Pinot Noir that will be very versatile.

The Producer

City Winery

The Producer
23 Factory St
Montgomery, NY 12549
USA
1 845-424-0222

Their Portfolio

BR City Winery 2020 Pet-Nat UVA Blanca Vineyard, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
BR City Winery 2020 Pet-Nat UVA Blanca Vineyard, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
93 City Winery 2018 Methode Champenoise, North Fork Of Long Island 12.2% (USA) $42.00.
93 City Winery 2018 Methode Champenoise, North Fork Of Long Island 12.2% (USA) $42.00.
89 City Winery 2020 Montgomery Mills Single Vineyard, UVA Blanca, Riesling, Finger Lakes 13.5% (USA) $24.00.
89 City Winery 2020 Montgomery Mills Single Vineyard, Riesling, Finger Lakes 13.5% (USA) $24.00.
BR City Winery 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County 12.2% (USA) $21.00. - Bronze Medal
90 City Winery 2017 Signature Series Cuvee Durant, Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 13.4% (USA) $55.00.
90 City Winery 2017 Signature Series Cuvee Durant, Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 13.4% (USA) $55.00.
87 City Winery 2018 Cuvee Durant Reserve, Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 14.8% (USA) $45.00.
87 City Winery 2020 Au Naturel, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 14.3% (USA) $32.00.
87 City Winery 2020 Uva Blanca Vineyard Solo White, Pinot Blanc, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $24.00.
90 City Winery 2020 Vin De Glaciere Uva Blanca Vineyard, Finger Lakes 13.2% (USA) $30.00.
93 City Winery 2020 Cuveé Scopus Reserve Single Vineyard, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
89 City Winery 2019 Signature Series Chards of Glass Cuvee Scopus Single Vineyard, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 13.8% (USA) $70.00.
89 City Winery 2019 Signature Series: Cuvee Scopus Single-Vineyard, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 13.8% (USA) $70.00.
89 City Winery 2019 Signature Series: Cuvee Scopus Single-Vineyard, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 13.8% (USA) $70.00.
91 City Winery 2020 Harmony Drops, Chardonnay, California 14.1% (USA) $26.00.
93 City Winery 2021 Spring St, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County 14.7% (USA) $32.00.
89 City Winery 2020 Bacigalupi Vineyard Reserve, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14.2% (USA) $42.00.
91 City Winery 2020 Griffin’s Lair Vineyard Reserve, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 14.2% (USA) $42.00.
90 City Winery 2021 Au Naturel, Pinot Noir, American 13.8% (USA) $36.00.
93 City Winery 2021 Harmony Drops, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 13.6% (USA) $28.00.
92 City Winery 2020 Uva Blanca Vineyard Reserve , Merlot, Finger Lakes 14.5% (USA) $36.00.
93 City Winery 2020 Au Naturel Uva Blanca Vineyard, Syrah, Seneca Lake 13.4% (USA) $32.00.
85 City Winery 2021 Uva Blanca Vineyard Pet-Nat , Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.2% (USA) $29.00.
94 City Winery 2020 Vin De Glaciere Uva Blanca Vineyard, Riesling, Finger Lakes 13.2% (USA) $28.00.

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.