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Staff Pick

Pinot Noir "Momtazi Vineyard," Montebruno Wine Co. - 2014

Item # 36721 750mL
$39.96/ Single Bottle
$479.52 $431.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Momtazi Vineyard is located in the McMinnville AVA in the foot hills of Oregon’s coastal mountain range. Vinified 50% whole cluster fermentation, no new oak is used and it is bottled with a tiny bit of sulfur. You'll find flavors of plush dark fruit, fresh minerality and good dose of earthiness and spice.

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Staff Pick Notes

Michelangelo once said: “Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it's the task of the artist to discover it.” The work of art already exists in nature; it's the job of the artist to reveal it. The beauty is found, not forced. This idea came to mind while drinking this Montebruno. It was such a pure expression of fruit and place, no adornments, no manipulations, just the guidance of a winemaker. Joe Padicini, a native of New Jersey who learned to make wine from his Italian grandmother, is the man with the vision. The grapes come from a chemical-free vineyard, he uses native yeasts and abstains from aging in any new oak. An initial funkiness blew off quickly, revealing bright fresh scents of cranberry and spice. Soft black cherry, cranberry and plum followed along notes of earth and iron. A real standout in the oregon pinot world.


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