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2014 Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir

A mélange of berry, currant, and orange peel backed by green olive, herbs, sandalwood, and eastern spices. The tight core of acidity and fine, integrated tannins sail to a long finish.

Purchase

$60.00 per Bottle
 

Description

A portion of the wine fermented in open-top tanks, another portion in closed-top tanks, and a small fraction fermented in rotator barrels, using 25% whole clusters in total. The wine was cold-soaked for seven days, and fermentation lasted two weeks yielding three weeks of total maceration. For the open-top tanks a mixture of punch-downs and pump-overs were used, along with two rack-and-returns during the course of fermentation, whereas the closed-top tanks were pumped over with rack-and-returns as needed. For the barrel fermentations, the barrels were spun twice daily, and rack-and-returns were performed on select barrels as needed. The wine aged 18 months in barrel, 13% of which was new French oak. The lengthy finish promises enjoyment now through at least 2029.

Ratings

92 points - International Wine Report: An exceedingly different flavor profile than the '13 Momtazi, this 2014 Pinot shows aromatics of black truffle, cassis, black cherry, black olive and crushed gravel. The compelling nose brings you back to the glass. Having a deep and rich palate, the wine yields flavors of black cherry, cassis, anise, black truffle and forest floor that nearly mirror the aromas. The balance and weight is notable as this wine showcases the benefits of this great vintage. An excellent effort from the winemaking team at Fullerton on this great Oregon Pinot Noir.
91 points - Vinous

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Vintage 2014
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation McMinnville
Acid TA 5.4 g/L
PH 3.38
Aging 13% new French oak
Alcohol % 13.5
Size 750 ml