Archive for the 'Pinot Noir' Category


Saturday, June 18th, 2005

Uh, I don’t know, I don’t know. Um, it’s a hard grape to grow, as you know. Right? It’s uh, it’s thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early. It’s, you know, it’s not a survivor like Cabernet, which can just grow anywhere and uh, thrive even when it’s neglected. No, Pinot needs constant care and attention. You know? And in fact it can only grow in these really specific, little, tucked away corners of the world. And, and only the most patient and nurturing of growers can do it, really. Only somebody who really takes the time to understand Pinot’s potential can then coax it into its fullest expression. Then, I mean, oh its flavors, they’re just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and… ancient on the planet.
— Miles Raymond in Sideways

Vines & Wines

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

“To happy convents, bosomed deep in vines. Where slumber abbotts, purple as their wines.” - alexander Pope, The Dunciad, Bk iv. 30