2018 Montinore Pinot Noir Reserve
Rudy Marchesi was raised on the family farm in the northeast, but he had a hankering to go west, northwest to Oregon where it seemed a better place to make interesting wine.
Each vintage, the Reserve Pinot is a curated barrel selection from the best growing sites of that year. These blocks are fermented and aged separately, and then assembled after maturation through rigorous blending trials. From this process, the winemaking team creates a cuvee worthy of the "reserve" distinction.
Wafts of black cherry, plum and fig jam are laced with a hint of fragrant violet and subtle cedar notes. Cherry continues on the palate, mingling with loganberry and pomegranate. Youthful tannin offers a pleasing tension that is ready to drink now, and will evolve beautifully over time. Balanced acidity lends to a clean finish.
James Suckling 92
Super spicy cherries with spiced-biscuit complexity. The palate has a very smooth-honed core of bright, vibrant dark berries and cherries with silky tannin texture. Drink or hold.
USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley
100% Pinot Noir
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