' Fullerton Wines - 2015 Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir 3L

2015 Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir 3L

A bold, complex nose of dark cherry, blackberry, violet, and smoke with accents of Eastern spices. Polished, structured tannins adorn the bright and balanced frame. Harmonious and compelling.


$260.00 per Bottle


A blend of two different fermentations from four blocks, this wine spans the range of the vineyard from 300-780 feet of elevation. We cold-soaked both lots for seven days, and allowed for spontaneous fermentation to carry out the process. We used one open-top 1.5 ton fermentor utilizing punch-downs and two rack-and-returns, and one closed-top 3 ton fermentor utilizing only pump-overs and two rack-and-returns. The closed-top fermentation was long and cool allowing for vibrant aromatics, and the open-top fermentation was hot and fast resulting in smooth extraction and a plush mid-palate. Fully destemmed, the wine was aged for 15 months in 35% new French oak barrels.


93 points - Wine Enthusiast
From the biodynamically farmed Momtazi vineyard, this adds layers of herb, pine, compost and forest floor components. Fruit is in the mix but is less prominent, giving way to those complex, earth-driven flavors, with a touch of citrus. It seems to give you more the more you give it your full attention.
92 points - Vinous
92 points - International Wine Report

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Vintage 2015
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation McMinnville
Acid TA 6.0 g/L
PH 3.4
Aging 35% new, 30% second fill, 17.5% third fill, and 17.5% neutral French oak
Alcohol % 14.2
Size 3.0 L