2013 Pinot Noir Momtazi Vineyard 1.5L
5 In Stock
90 pts – Vinous; 90 pts - Burghound
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.
Release Date: Sep 2015; Production 1008 cases
Vintage Notes: The 2013 season began quickly with a warm spring and bloom in early June, about two weeks earlier than normal. A moderate summer followed with relatively low disease pressure and a large crop. After significant thinning, we looked forward to harvesting in late September. It rained about two inches between 9/4 and 9/5, moisture we needed to keep the plants active and help finish the ripening process. On September 21 the clouds moved in again and it began showering intermittently for the next week. On 9/28 a major storm front brought more than four inches of rain over the next 48 hours. On October 2nd, the sun returned and the weather was sunny and dry for the next three weeks. Depending on the level of ripeness at each vineyard location, we picked before, during, and well after the rain events in late September. It was a very nice vintage for white wines.
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