Making Pinot Noir
Ripe grapes and gentle winemaking unlock Pinot's elegant power
Issue: December 15, 2006
Every wine is the sum total of decisions made throughout the production process. These decisions loom larger with Pinot Noir than with any other major red variety in California. Pinot is an impressionable child, so vintners have to treat it gently.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 15, 2006.