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Point Of The Bluff Vineyards

Point Of The Bluff Vineyards
2020 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Pinot Noir

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$30

Point Of The Bluff Vineyards
2020 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Pinot Noir

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of spicy cherry and raspberry compote, pickled tomato, cough lozenge, and tamarind with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a relaxed finish that presents shades of green apple, starfruit, and sassafras with no oak flavor. A bright, table friendly Pinot that will be fun to pair with.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, New World & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: spicy cherry and raspberry compote, pickled tomato, cough lozenge, and tamarind
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of green apple, starfruit, and sassafras
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright, table friendly Pinot that will be fun to pair with.

The Producer

Point of the Bluff Vineyards LLC

The Producer
8524 Broadview Heights
Keuka Park, NY 14478
USA
1 585-259-7186

Their Portfolio

93 Hangar 17 NV Red Blend, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $9.00.
86 Hangar 17 NV Curtiss White Blend, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $9.00.
86 Point of the Bluff Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $20.00.
87 Point of the Bluff Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $30.00.
85 Point of the Bluff Vineyards 2017 Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.00.
90 Point of the Bluff Vineyards 2016 Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.00.
92 Point of the Bluff Vineyards 2016 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $19.00.
87 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2020 Reserve Rosé, Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $29.00.
87 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2021 Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $16.00.
88 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2021 Reserve Dry Rosé, Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $25.00.
86 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2020 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $30.00.
90 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2018 Estate Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $19.00.
86 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2018 Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $15.00.
88 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2020 Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
88 Rooftoop Reds 2019 Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $30.00.
94 Rooftop Reds 2017 Riesling, New York State 11.6% (USA) $18.00.
89 Rooftop Reds 2019 Blaufrankisch, New York State 12% (USA) $30.00.
91 Rooftop Reds 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, New York State 12% (USA) $25.00.
93 Rooftop Reds 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, New York State 11.6% (USA) $25.00.
86 Rooftop Reds 2021 Dry Rosé, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $21.00.
88 Rooftop Reds 2019 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $21.00.
92 Rooftop Reds NV Sweater Weather Red Blend, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $25.00.
86 Rooftop Reds 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $19.00.

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.