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Be Friends Be Friends Pinot Noir 2006

Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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    Winemaker Notes

    It's easy to choose a Burgundy wine with "Be Friends"! The creators of "Be Friends" are a group of vintners who want to share a passion for the beautiful Burgundy region by making enjoyable wines crafted from a selection of "Appellations d'Origine Controlée". Each year, only the finest grapes from vineyards of the region are selected, bringing the best of Burgundy to you.

    Fruity and medium-bodied, this Pinot Noir has aromas of pomegranate and red currant. Perfect by itself or enjoyed slightly chilled with salmon, pork, chicken, beef, grilled vegetables or mushrooms.

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    The Be Friends range of Burgundy wines is the result of a collaboration between Blasons de Bourgogne in France and Vintage Capital Wine in the United States.

    Blasons de Bourgogne is an association of growers from some of the most prestigious appellations in Burgundy. The famed Cote Chalonnaise, Maconnais and Chablis appellations are among the areas where Blasons de Bourgogne members produce wines.

    Napa Valley

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    One of the world's most highly regarded regions for wine production and tourism, the Napa Valley is the AVA that brought worldwide recognition to California winemaking. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

    Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two are St.-Helena and the valley's newest AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap District, and Mt. Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.

    Other Red Blends

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    With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to create complex wines with many different layers of flavors and aromas, or to create more balanced wines. For example, a variety that is soft and full-bodied may be combined with one that is lighter with naturally high acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

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