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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 2 
ProducerMoshin Vineyards (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
VineyardRidgeway Vineyard
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationRussian River Valley
UPC Code(s)056113600255

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2016 (based on 6 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.7 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 5 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by rickv2wine on 6/15/2015 & rated 85 points: As a pop and pour the wine has some musty funk that needed fifteen minutes to blow off, the fruit is nearly all dark cherry and preserved berries...dark from the mid-palette through finish leaving a faux sticky sweet sensation. I found the wine a bit unctuous, like some glycerin pervading the mouthfeel andnprolongingnthe sense of sweetness. I'm not a fan of the styke of this wine; I know Rick Moshin always wants to experiment with each of fifty-teen vineyards (which made collecting his wine an inventory nightmare and is no small part of why I stopped collecting his stuff) but I don't like the approach he took here. Truly this wine exhibits flavors a Pinot should not exhibit. There are plum sensations one migh expect from Languedoc and some pepper like that of Granacha....sorry but not a fan. Thankfully, as Rick makes so many wines, I have limited inventory of this one. (234 views)
 Tasted by MRichman on 1/18/2014: A day tasting in the Russian River Valley, Sonoma (Russian River Valley): Expansive with a tight, acidic long finish. Some dark tar fruit. Restrained old world style. Probably a good food wine. (708 views)
 Tasted by wormfarmer on 11/23/2013 & rated 89 points: Some umami notes; less cherry coke than I seemed to remember. Drinking great now but I doubt it's still on the ascent. (538 views)
 Tasted by bugdoced on 9/21/2013 flawed bottle: corked;ugh!!! (558 views)

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Moshin Vineyards

Producer website

Moshin Vineyards and Winery began in 1989 as the dream of Rick Moshin, a San Jose State University math instructor – and with the Moshin Family’s purchase of a ten-acre Pinot Noir Vineyard located in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California. The Moshin Vineyards of today features a unique 4-tier Gravity Flow Winery and control of 28 acres of grapes – mostly Pinot Noir. The tasting room is open daily to the public and tours of the winery can be made by appointment.

The goal at Moshin Vineyards is to carefully guide the grapes through the winemaking process and bring you a wine that expresses a truthful view into the heart of the vine. Our farming methods are sustainable, winemaking philosophy is “minimally invasive,” and we have established energy-saving practices through the use of gravity-flow and solar energy.

We specialize in small lot, hand-crafted wines, which include Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petite Syrah and Zinfandel. Wine Club members enjoy our most exclusive lots, making membership a fun and special way to experience the artistry and dedication of our winemaking team.

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.


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California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Sonoma County

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Russian River Valley

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