Pinot Noir

Stylistically, there are as many versions of Pinot Noir as there are Pinot Noir clones…and there are estimated to be between 200-1000 clones! Coupled with winemaking variables, a tendency for the grape to dramatically reflect vintage variation, and its ability to express the savor of the site, it is somewhat difficult to categorize the variety at all.

Consistency is perhaps Pinot Noir’s greatest shortcoming. There are often broad differences in color, flavor, and aroma between the wines of one producer and another. Yet, regardless of where or how it is grown, Pinot Noir always expresses itself in terms of texture and perfume.