Ministry of Vinterior Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Russian River, California

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Item No. 110998
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The Ministry of the Vinterior has spared no expense or effort in farming what it feels is a paradigm of this variety. But individual taste is subjective and the general population will decide the flavors and qualities it finds in the wine. As one of the world's most versatile food wines, Pinot Noir plays well with poultry, beef, fish, lamb and pork; with creamy sauces and spicy foods; with bare thighs and a rubber duck. It's the only wine the populace ever needs.

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DC Wine - Washington, DC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/24/2011)
Just had this with a pork dish and was very good. Pretty bold fruit forward, though a little too peppery on the backend. If it had a little less pepper would have been a 5.
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(7/28/2011)
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Learn About Ministry of Vinterior

The Ministry"s pledge to supply to the general population wines of superior value is not the typical example of WineSpeak to which Ministry subjects have been here-to-for conditioned. Rather, The Ministry will work tirelessly on behalf of our loyal Ministry subjects, scrutinizing wine regions and vineyards world-wide, selecting only those which meet the Ministry's rigorous demands...

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Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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