The 2013 Big Tree Pinot Noir was picked on September 13 from the estate's 13- to 15-year-old vines and after fermentation in three-ton open-top fermenters, it was raised in French oak for 17 months, 38% new wood. This is bestowed an earthy, forest floor-scented bouquet, touches of flint and damp undergrowth infusing the red brambly fruit. The palate turns volt face: much smoother and silky in texture with vibrant, lush red cherry and strawberry fruit laced with white pepper and hints of dried blood. This is a very complex Pinot Noir that is an absolute treat, a cerebral wine that will give a decade's worth of pleasure.
- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (April, 2016)
The Westport community and surrounding area have welcomed Black Bear Wines and Spirits as their premier provider of fine wine, unique beer, and specialty spirits. Black Bear Wines and Spirits offers a large inventory of unique products, provides in-store wine & spirit classes on select Fridays, and supports local charities and their events.
Inspired by the American Black Bear, our service and offerings aspire to its reputation as one of the most intriguing and magnificent species in the world. Bold in stature and character, the Black Bear is also known for its solitary nature and keen intelligence.
The distinctive qualities of this awe-inspiring animal can be found in the world's finest wines and spirits. From full-bodied Bordeaux with a strong backbone, to smooth, imported vodka infused with the light zest of wild berries; they are both distinctive and magnificent. And we offer them to you with our commitment to the very highest level of service.
221 Post Road West | Westport, CT 06880
10 am - 9 pm
Sunday 11 am - 6 pm