Region: Monterey County, California
Grape: Pinot Noir
Price: $11.99 - Save - $2.00
- Nicely balanced with juicy acidity
- Sour plum, bright cherry and raspberry fruit
- Sweet Asian spice
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Entire floors in a library could be dedicated to books about Pinot Noir. Called “The Heartbreak Grape,” Pinot Noir needs just the right climate and terroir to thrive, and can easily turn out uninspiring wines if not handled just so. As an example, while the top Bordeaux houses produce upwards of 40,000 cases each of their famed wines, most of the top wines in Burgundy have productions in the 100-300 case range.
Here in America, Pinot Noir took a huge jump in popularity after the movie “Sideways.” Vineyard plantings surged and now there are new brands each week coming out. Unfortunately, many of these use grapes from sub-optimal Pinot areas and get fleshed out with a dose of Syrah. These wines are tasty on their own, but not really Pinot. Enter Bear Print. 100% Pinot Noir from the fog-shrouded vineyards of picturesque Monterey. Pinot Noir loves cool and fog. Notes of sour cherry and plum mingle with a zippy acidity to create a satisfying, full-on Pinot experience. Simply put, it’s really good…and really inexpensive for really good Pinot!