Montinore Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
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Organic

Montinore Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley - 2017

Item # 22189 750mL
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Color
Red
Vintage
Country
USA
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Sub-Region
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Grape Variety

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Biodynamic

Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

A lovely Old-World-style Pinot Noir from Montinore Estate. While the wine is pale red in color, the nose and palate are full of aromas of powder, brambly raspberries, walnuts, and red cherries. Works well with delicate meat dishes and other light fare.


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Staff Pick Notes

Established 1982 in the Northern Willamette Valley, Montinore Estate is the second largest biodynamic wine producer in the country. Indeed, this is a massive estate with 200 acres--all certified organic and biodynamic since 2008. The goal for President Rudy Marchesi is to run a fully organic estate, creating healthy wine that not only respects the environment but also shows complexity and reflects the land. The Montinore Pinot Noir 2015 is a great example of a classic Burgundy style wine made in Oregon. A medium-bodied wine with good acidity and light tannins.

- MB

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