2012 Pinot Noir Momtazi Vineyard Special Selection
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This wine is aromatically complex with layers of blue and black fruit, dark flowers, roasted Indian spices with hints of coffee and cocoa powder. In the mouth the dense blue/black fruit flavors and roasted eastern spice notes are layered with rich peaty, peppery flavors. Texturally broad, its flavors layer over your tongue and palate. Ample ripe tannins balance with its acidity into a finish that integrates both its dark, wild fruit and nuanced spices.
Momtazi Vineyard is located in the McMinnville AVA, 7 miles west of McMinnville, Oregon. Planted in 1999 and 2004 on thin, poor soils, the vines have a south and SW exposure at an elevation of 680-760'. The vineyard is certified biodynamic by Demeter. In 2006 I approached Moe Momtazi and asked if St. Innocent could contract for Pinot noir fruit from his bio-dynamically farmed vineyard. From my first trip to France in 1998, I observed that the greatest domaines in both Burgundy and Alsace had one thing in common: they farmed bio-dynamically.
Production: 74 cases
Food Pairing Notes
This wine begs for rich flavors like wild boar stew with forest mushrooms or roast leg of lamb with fresh herbs and white beans finished with a mirepoix.
Now + 5 years
October 11, 2012