Pinot Noir - CA & Burgundy
Pinot Noir as a grape is much more delicate than cabernet sauvignon. It has a pale color in the glass and zesty acidity. With thin black skinned grapes in tightly wound bunches it struggles to gather precious sun in the valleys it grows best. Of all the wine growing regions of the world, pinot noir prefers areas with a long spring and fall. These interim months of spring and fall also bring troubles to pinot noir vineyards such as rotting or freezing but the extra effort is worth it when the resulting wine is so complex and interesting.