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2018 Pinot Noir Momtazi Vineyard 3L
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
McMinnville
Vineyard Designation
Momtazi Vineyard
Harvest Date
Sep-2018
Alcohol %
13.5

2018 Pinot Noir Momtazi Vineyard 3L

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SKU: 18 PN M 3L
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Momtazi Vineyard is located in the McMinnville AVA, 7 miles west of McMinnville, Oregon. The grapes for this wine come from four blocks at the top of the vineyard on steep, exposed and windblown hillsides. 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.
Production Notes
The de-stemmed grapes were fermented in 4-8 ton stainless steel and Burgundy oak fermenters with no SO2, allowing the fermentations to process naturally. After gentle pressing and settling, the wine aged in French oak barrels, 20% of which were new, for 16 months before bottling by gravity and without fining.
Winemaker Notes
Vintage Notes: In 2018 the weather was unusually dry, with the spring rains ending almost two months early. Bloom was mid-June in warm, dry conditions giving excellent fruit set. Lots of clusters meant lots of thinning. After almost 5 months of dry, warm weather, we began picking Chardonnay on September 19th. Pinot noir from Shea came on 9/24 and we finished picking on 10/5 with the Postes Verde field at Temperance Hill. The fruit was clean, with ripe tannins and lovely flavors.
Food Pairing Notes
Braised meats, roasts, mushroom or dishes with eastern spices.
Other Notes
Release Date: Mar 2022; Production 1045 cases