Urgency Pinot Noir
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Pinot Noir, often known as the "noble grape" or "red burgundy," is a blue-tinged grape variety that belongs to the vitis vinifera grape vine species. This finicky vine comes from Burgundy, France, and produces a popular red wine.
While Burgundy continues to produce some of the world's best Pinot Noir wines, high-quality Pinot Noir is now cultivated and produced in a variety of milder regions throughout the globe. In reality, a recent global tasting revealed that some wine areas in New Zealand produce some of the world's finest value Pinot Noirs.
Pinot Noir is the go-to wine for many people. It's light enough to enjoy all summer long, and it goes well with virtually any fish. Pinot Noir has a wide range of flavors, so it pairs nicely with a variety of meats and cheeses. While demand for this light red wine has risen significantly, the grape is notoriously temperamental and difficult to cultivate. As a result, wine prices have risen in recent years. The drinking of Pinot Noir wines may be traced back to the first century, when the ancient Romans reported doing so shortly after conquering most of the Gaul area, which is now France. There is no clear proof as to when the grape was originally fermented and consumed, although it has been around for quite some time.
About the Producer: Shannon Ridge
The Shannon Ridge family of wines is a large producer with extensive properties in the California North Coast area. There are eight sub-brands in the portfolio. Cabernet Sauvignon (or blends), Pinot Noir, Zinfandel are the most common red grape varieties. Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are the main white grapes. The Shannon Ridge High Elevation Collection is made from fruits grown at an altitude of 365-730 m (1200 to 2400 ft). Reds are aged in oak for 12 months or more. Shannon reserve wines are produced at the finest Home Ranch and Vigilance vineyards. Age-worthy red wines, including Malbec and Tempranillo, are aged for up to 20 months in oak. The High Valley Vineyard line is made from fruits from the Betsy Vineyard vineyard in High Valley AVA. This 75-acre (30 ha) lot owned by Home Ranch is named after the owner's mother, Clay Shannon. This assortment includes barbera and rosé wine. Vigilance Winery & Vineyards is a collection of the 250-acre (100 ha) Rolling Knolls vineyards in Red Hills AVA. They are luxurious wines for immediate consumption. The Urgency line is another unique collection of vineyards. In honor of the beloved heritage of dogs, the Old Pearl collection is included. Playtime and Chardonnay's red blend, however, celebrates WWII pin-up girls, and Buck Shack wines are named after a former farm barn. One of them is the Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in bourbon barrels. Clay Shannon founded Shannon Ranches Vineyard Management Company in 1993. Three years later, he established his first 80-acre (32 ha) lot in Lake County, known as Home Ranch. It lies between 2100 and 2400 feet (640-730 m) on volcanic soils. Benefit from cool winds from Clear Lake and the mountains to the north. The company currently cultivates around 250 hectares of vineyards. About 3,000 acres of additional vineyards are cultivated under management contracts. Two-thirds of them are in the Sacramento Valley, with the remainder split between Lake County and Napa Valley. In the early years of the business, fruits were sold. Currently, about half of the fruit is used to make wines on the estate, while the rest is purchased in Napa and Sonoma counties.
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