2007 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Momtazi Vineyard
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Deep ruby in color, the 2007 Pinot noir, Momtazi Vineyard has aromas of Asian spices, black raspberries, dried cherries, green peppercorns, and baking chocolate. The mouth is layered with blackberries, cocoa, wild strawberries, roasted spices and hints of wild mushrooms, cedar, and sweet tar.
The wild components fill your mouth and slowly evolve to overtones of green tea and sweeter spices. Dark berries become more dominant into it's lengthy finish leaving a linger impression of sweet berry extract. The tannins are rich, very ripe, and integrated with the wine's acidity. This is a complex wine that reflects the heat of the afternoon sun, the cool, windy evenings, and the rustic soils of the McMinnville hills while retaining the dark beauty of its intense, ripe fruit.
Serve with grilled meats, sausages, or hearty stews. It can be enjoyed in its youth after decanting for two hours or more and will develop over nine years.
2.t tons/acre, harvested on 06 October 2007, bottled in March 2009. 1176 cases produced.