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Pinot Noir produced from America's only Wrotham Pinot Noir vineyard. The 2-acre vineyard was propagated from a single, 200-year-old wild vine in Wrotham, Kent, England and brought to the Napa Valley by Dr. Richard Grant Peterson. It is an ancient seedling of Pinot Noir thought to have been introduced to England by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago. A sparkling wine is also produced.
I have found the Richard Grant wines very unusual and highly appealing for their individuality. The wines may be ordered online.
2006 Richard Grant Wrotham Clone Napa Valley Pinot Noir
14.2% alc., 516 cases, $40. · Reddish-violet robe. Complex and fascinating aroma profile featuring berries, pomegranate, prune, dried herbs, wildflowers, wet leaf, and vanilla. The wine is medium-bodied with juicy raspberry flavor very prominent. A hint of raisin and spice adds interest. Moderate tannins and lively acidity with a refreshing tang on the finish. A unique wine of great interest. Reviewed January 1, 2009 ARTICLE »