2006 St. Innocent Momtazi Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., 413 cases, $40. The Momtazi Vineyard is located in the McMinnville AVA and is farmed biodynamically. This wine is sourced from three blocks planted in 1999 and 2004. Aged 16 months in 35% new oak. Unfined and unfiltered. · The nose sports bright black cherries, lavender and a hint of alcohol. Dense and dark fruit core with grilled meat and tar, and substantial tannins. A bit disjointed now and reserved, this wine deserves a few years in the cellar but it will always show plenty of alcohol. Reviewed September 15, 2008

Winery: St. Innocent Winery
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