Today on Let’s Talk Wine, we will be exploring one of the greatest red wine grapes in the world; Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir calls Burgundy it’s home and more specifically the very small region of the Cote d’Or. Here, the grape is at its peak with single vineyard wines like Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s, Romanée-Conti Grand Cru and La Tâche Grand Cru. These wines are the antithesis of Pinot Noir of which every grower of the grape looks up too.
Siduri Vineyards, founded by Adam Lee in 1994, is one of the leading producers of Pinot Noir in the New World. Named for the Babylonian goddess of wine, Siduri specializes in cool-climate Pinot Noir, producing only single-vineyard, single-variety wine from twenty vineyards, stretching from Santa Barbara to the Willamette Valley. They believe in minimal intervention so that the wine making forwards, rather than overshadows, what happens in the vineyard. Their wines are unfiltered, maximizing the expression of these very diverse sites.
The 2016 Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir comes from vineyards in three different appellations – Yamhill-Carlton, Chehalem Mountains, and Eola-Amity Hills. The wines are then pressed and fermented separately and go directly into new and used French oak. After the wines have rested they are blended and bottled. The result is a medium bodied wine with fresh red and blue fruit, along with faint hints of earth and leather. The wine shows good acidity on the finish, carrying it forward and promising a long life ahead.
This wine can be found by the bottle at Catch 54, Fish On, Matt’s Fish Camp in Lewes and in Bethany. We also pour it by the glass at Bluecoast in Rehoboth and the Clubhouse at Baywood. This wine Pairs perfectly with scallops, shrimp and grits and our famous seafood stew.