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| ||Tasted by Beaune Yard on 9/15/2014 & rated 89 points: Second of the two bottles purchased, see note from bottle #1 below (8/23/2013). Second bottle not too different - both were funky, herbaceous, barnyard and less than what I had hoped for. (402 views)|
| ||Tasted by coyler on 2/11/2014: Visual: Pretty serious bricking. This was a somewhat cloudy, light burgundy/brick colored wine with decent transparency, but signs of age.|
Nose: Not a typical Volnay. It didn't have the perfume of a Volnay. It smelled too one dimensional, a bit of forest floor with an ever slight essence of horse funk. The nose was not the wine's strong point.
Palate: At first it was secondary in nature and, like the nose, a bit one dimensional. After an hour in the glass, it became complex and quite nice. Tart cherry fruit with good acids, tobacco leaves, forest floor and a bit of hoisin sauce. This resolved itself with a moderately drying leather finish, but one where the fruit remained vibrant. Nice stuff! A-/B+ (597 views)
| ||Tasted by Beaune Yard on 8/23/2013 & rated 90 points: Forest floor, hoisin/soy sauce, leather on the nose – on the funky side. Well structured, mature flavors on the palate. Better tasting than smelling. Good, but not special. (646 views)|
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Pinot Noir Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.
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Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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