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Mikhail Baryshnikov
Description-defying pinot noirs are in a fifth dimension

Most of our lives are spent living and working in the four dimensions. Reality, as we know it, consists of up/down, left/right, forward/backward and space/time. But in the world of wine, Stemmler Pinot Noirs enter the fifth dimension. These bottlings absolutely and positively escape the descriptive and tactile vocabulary. There has always been something special about these pinot noirs … something that has remained consistent despite the change in ownership from founder Robert Stemmler to Anne Moller-Racke, Germans both. It's as if the very vineyards themselves lie on ley-lines and the wines are imbued with some extra-special and very unique juju. Pinot noir fanatics speak...