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.