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|Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2013 (based on 3 user opinions)|
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| ||Tasted by rickv2wine on 7/4/2014 & rated 88 points: This wine is pretty solid but I find myself (as a former Moshin wine club member) feeling like all the wines I got from them (and the entering each ONE of six or twelve into inventory -- can't they send anything in threes?) tasting pretty much the same. Some are a little thinner than others but the Moshin style is always there. This wine is the same: cherry, so forest earth, some minerals, but this one seemed to have a little wood to it as well. (593 views)|
| ||Tasted by wine strategies on 2/3/2013: Slow-O 3 hours, served at cellar temp. Med-dark ruby core, little sign of age. Subtle, understated aromas of dried leaves, cherries, tree bark. Medium-bodied with high-ish acids, pleasant enough flavors. Without a doubt, this is in the autumn of its life, so drink up, it's not getting better. At $35, not a very good value. 13,0% abv (1287 views)|
| ||Tasted by wine strategies on 4/7/2012: PnP. Light toward medium garnet core, faded to the orange-gray rim. Nose if very tight at first, uninspired. Ten minutes in the glass yields notes of fresh cherries, strawberry juice, pine tree, cinnamon, some plum. Femininely-styled, medium bodied, with high acids - be sure to aerate at least 60 minutes for best enjoyment. Flavors of black tea, cherry. Not overly complex at first, but definitely adds weight and complexity beyond first opening and as it warms above passive cellar temp. Tart, Burgundian styling. A welcome persistence and freshness. I agree with others, not sure I would age this more than 2-3 more years, preferring, actually, to have these gone well before then. A nice drop, pretty. 13,0% abv, score: B/B+ |
edit: very tired on night #2. Drink these early! (1300 views)
| ||Tasted by gutt22 on 10/26/2011: 13.0% alcohol. Light red color. Initially tight nose that was wrapped in a cloak of minerals, but it gave way with air to reveal pretty red cherry and floral notes. In the mouth, light on its feet, with sour cherry, spice, and a touch of floral accents. The acidity sticks out as a bit sharp. Medium finish. Could need some room to grow, but I'm not entirely sure if the fruit would keep up over the mid-term. B+ (1523 views)|
| ||Tasted by dartboard on 5/11/2009 & rated 91 points: Extremely bright red, juicy fruit flavor and not terribly tannic in my opinion. Drinking pretty well now. |
If you are thinking about aging this for several years I urge you to try at least one bottle soon (or try a sample from the tasting room at the vineyard) before laying these down too long. I set my drinking window to 2010-2014. (1685 views)
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 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.
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