Pinot Noir Wine Gift Baskets
Pinot Noir wines have a light to medium body with an immensely broad range of bouquets, flavors, and textures. Pinot Noir does tends to reach its peak at five to eight years past vintage. Pinot Noir often has one of the most complex bouquets of all varietals. The bouquets / flavors of Pinot Noir include scents of cherry, strawberry, raspberry, ripe tomato, rose petal, violet, sassafras, rosemary, cinnamon, caraway, peppermint, rhubarb, beet, oregano, green tomato, green tea, and black olive. Pinot Noir wines processed / aged in light oak tend to exhibit bouquets / flavors of vanilla, coconut, and sweet wood. Pinot Noir wines processed / aged in heavy oak have bouquets / flavors of oak, smoke, toast, and tar. Pinot Noir wines processed / aged in the bottle have bouquets / flavors of cedar and cigar box. The soil that Pinot Noir wine grapes are grown in also has an effect on the bouquets / flavors of the wine with hints of mushroom, earth, barnyard, truffle, leather, and meat.