The benchmark and birthplace of Pinot Noir is Burgundy. Pinots here usually present themselves with paler red fruits, high acid and finesse. In contrast, California, with its warmer and drier growing conditions, gives us riper and fuller bodied wines. Oregon tends to have cooler temperatures than California and therefore their Pinots generally fall somewhere between Burgundy and California stylistically. Whichever style fits your palate, Pinot Noir is one of the more versatile food wines.
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