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pinot noir grapesI’m hard at work on a new blog (more on that soon) so I just have time for a quick dip into the blogosphere today.

If you love Pinot Noir and good prose, Meg Maker has a beautiful description of the differences between the flavor profiles of Burgundy, California, and Oregon.

Burgundian Pinot is grown on Mars: “…steely and serene, sometimes severe….”

Californian Pinot is grown on the Sun: “Its body is saturated red. Its minerals are rich and loamy…”

Oregonian Pinot is grown on Mars: “Its minerals are fierce and black and rusty…”

This is Pinot in a nutshell and good, descriptive wine writing at its best.

Read it in full and drink up.

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