VOLUME 9, ISSUE 49
October 20, 2014
Brick & Mortar
A label launched in 2011 by owner and winemaker Matt Iaconis featuring Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Napa Valley's Antinori Vineyard. Matt is a graduate of University of California at Davis where he played football.
The wines are sold on the winery's website.
Articles About Brick & Mortar
2012 brick & mortar Napa Valley Chardonnay
14.1% alc., 128 cases, $38. Released from MSix Wines on October 1, 2013. Whole cluster pressed, aged in 25% new French oak barrels in natural caves dug deep into the hills in Napa Valley. Primary and secondary fermentations lasted upwards of 4 months. Lightly fined and filtered. · Light golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Subdued, but pleasant aromas of lemon tart, pastry cream and nutty oak. Nicely composed with charming flavors of lemon, peach and pear with a kiss of oak. Silky in the mouth, with lingering fruit presence on the uplifting finish. Score: 90. Reviewed July 19, 2014 ARTICLE »
2011 brick & mortar Napa Valley Pinot Noir
13.3% alc., 84 cases, $44. Released on Oct 1, 2013. Extended cold maceration until native yeast began a spontaneous fermentation in open-top barrels. Some whole cluster. Aged 20 months in once-used French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Large scale aromas of cherry glaze with a compliment of smoky oak. Delicious core of spiced black cherries with a hint of clove and cola. Broad in the mouth and nicely balanced with suave tannins, integrated acidity, and a polished, aristocratic mouth feel. Score: 92. Reviewed July 19, 2014 ARTICLE »
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