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2014 Montinore “Red Cap” Pinot Noir

$20. Winemaker Stephen Webber points out that Oregon Pinot Noir doesn’t have to be expensive to be well crafted and delicious. Sourced from Demeter® certified and organic certified grapes. A blend of estate vineyards, feral fermentation, and barrel aged. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Both savory and fruity, this wine exudes rich, even sweet, flavors of cherry, blueberry and pomegranate. Oak barrels contribute considerable savory notes such as tobacco. The underlying acidity is quite bright, and not completely tempered by the tannins that stick out. Score: 87. Reviewed August 29, 2016 ARTICLE »

2010 Montinore Estate Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.63, 1,900 cases, $28. Aged in 33% new French oak barrels. A barrel selection primarily of single-vineyard blocks. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose features red fruits with a leafy, dried herb accent. Very light and delicate cherry flavor with a minty, pungent note. The fruit seems under ripe and is currently buried in tannins. Should revisit this wine in another year as cool vintage wines often pick up a little heft over time in bottle. Decent. Reviewed February 27, 2013 ARTICLE »

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