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Pinot Noir 'Reserve', Montinore Estate

Pinot Noir 'Reserve', Montinore Estate

Grape Varieties
• 100% Pinot Noir
• Pommard, Wädenswil, and Dijon clones

Farming Practices
• Demeter Certified Biodynamic
• CCOF Certified Organic

Terroir
• Sourced from Montinore Estate in Willamette Valley AVA
• Laurelwood soils with volcanic and marine sediment

Winemaking
• Each site is fermented, barreled and aged independently
• Fermented using mostly indigenous yeast
• Aged 10 months in 69% French oak and 31% Hungarian oak (44% new)
• 13.5% abv

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
United States
Region:
Oregon
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red

Tasting Notes

The Reserve Pinot is a thoughtfully curated barrel selection from the best blocks the estate offers each vintage. Lashings of dark fruit characterize this gratifying Reserve cuvee, including aromas of marionberry jam, black cherry, cedar, baking spice and a hint of smoke that introduce the rich palate of black plum, a hint of meatiness, freshly tilled earth and a continuation of baking spice. The spirited finish is a result of lithe tannin and balanced acidity.

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Press & Reviews

James Suckling

Score:
92

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
2020-08-01
Review:
Deep, shimmering red. Cherry, dark berries and pungent flowers on the deeply perfumed nose, along with hints of vanilla and baking spices. Broad and fleshy on entry and then more taut in the midpalate, offering appealingly sweet boysenberry and cherry cola flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. The floral note comes back on the energetic, persistent finish, which is framed by fine-grained tannins. 44% new oak.