2017 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.
Lashings of dark fruit characterize this gratifying Reserve cuvee, including aromas of marionberry jam, black cherry, cedar, baking spice and a hint of smoke that introduce the rich palate of black plum, a hint of meatiness, freshly tilled earth and a continuation of baking spice. The spirited finish is a result of lithe tannin and balanced acidity.
Robert Parker, 90 points
Stephen Tanzer's, 91 points
Wine Advocate, 90 points
Oregon, Willamette Valley
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