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Pinot Noir is a notoriously finicky grape.
At its best, Pinot Noir attains an ethereal balance; it is simultaneously delicate, like fine porcelain, and powerful, with concentrated red and black fruit flavors and complex, earthy, exotic notes.
As a rule, Pinot Noir is lighter in color and not as full-bodied or tannic as Cabernet Sauvignon, but the flavors can be just as complex, offering strawberry, raspberry and cherry flavors along with notes of moist earth, mushroom and exotic spices.
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