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Wallace Brook Cellars Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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    Winemaker Notes

    Wallace Brook Cellar's Willamette Valley Pinot noir has been produced from time to timesince our first release, a non-vintage blend of the 1987 and 1988 growing seasons. Today, Wallace Brook Pinotnoir continues our mission of bringing diverse flavors and textures into focus, thereby creating a complex, vintage datedPinot noir at a moderate price.

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    Wallace Brook Cellars, , Oregon
    Wallace Brook Cellars
    Wallace Brook Cellar’s Willamette Valley Pinot noir has been produced from time to time since our first release, a non-vintage blend of the 1987 and 1988 growing seasons. Today, Wallace Brook Pinot noir continues our mission of bringing diverse flavors and textures into focus, thereby creating a complex, vintagedated Pinot noir at a moderate price.

    Singularly aromatic, often sweet, and always enjoyable...

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    Singularly aromatic, often sweet, and always enjoyable, Muscat never takes itself too seriously. Muscat is actually an umbrella name for a diverse set of grapes, some of which are genetically related while others are not. The two most important versions are Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains and Muscat of Alexandria, the former being of considerably higher quality. Both are grown throughout the world and can be made in a wide range of styles, from dry and aromatic wines to sweet and richly perfumed dessert wines. It is well known in Italy for Moscato d’Asti, a slightly sparkling semi-sweet wine that is refreshing and low in alcohol.

    In the Glass

    Muscat wines possess intense aromatics of peaches, rose petals, geranium, orange blossom, and lychee, often with a hint of sweet spice, and always with a uniquely grapey character that is uncommon in other wines.

    Perfect Pairings

    Thanks to its naturally low alcohol levels, Muscat is a perfect match for spicy Asian cuisine, especially when the wine has a little bit of residual sugar. Off-dry Muscat can work well with lighter desserts like key lime pie and lemon meringue, while fully sweet Muscat-based dessert wines are enjoyable after dinner with an assortment of cheeses.

    Sommelier Secret

    Muscat is one of the oldest known grape varieties, dating as far back as the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Pliny the Elder wrote in the 13th century of a sweet, perfumed grape variety so attractive to bees that he referred to it as uva apiana, or “grape of the bees.” Most likely, he was describing one of the Muscat varieties.