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Bottle Price $21.99
Sale Price $19.99
Year 2017
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country United States

Product Code: 3102802

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Eric Asimov Wine Editor for the New York Times has just selected his top 20 wines for Under $20 for Spring and his top pick for Pinot Noir is the great value the 2017 Montinore Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Oregon has become synonymous with great balanced Pinot Noir, offering an added fruit component of New World wines but still maintaining the complexity, depth, length and sense of place that we associate with great Red Burgundy. The wines of Montinore totally over deliver for their price and are Certified Biodynamic since 2008. Nestled in the coastal range on the backside of the Chehalem Mountains are Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamic protocoled beautiful vineyards of Montinore.

The Montinore Winery’s story starts with Italian immigrants, Rosa and Carlo Marchesi settling in the Bronx three generations ago making wine in the basement and passing the love of wine and vines to their Grandson, Rudy Marchesi who originally planted 100 acres of vines in all places New Jersey and started making wine. It was on a visit to his daughter at Reed College in Oregon that he fell in love with the Willamette Valley and a decade later Montinore was born.

The 2015 Montinore Pinot Noir is a spectacular value. Perfect for the Spring and Summer months ahead. I suggest chilling some down on a hot summers day or great with sea foods and lighter fare at room temperature.

"This Pinot Noir has a good color, an inviting, aromatic and sweet bouquet of black cherry, light blackberry and coffee notes. The flavors are sweet and multi-layered with red and black cherry and blackberry, finishing with chocolate and coffee characters-all within an earthy frame with light oak and vanilla notes. The wine texture is sweet and rich. The ripe fruity flavors that linger complement the spicy black pepper finish. This Pinot Noir is a good food match with salmon, light red meat, dishes prepared with wine sauces, and chocolate." -Winery

Another perennial favorite and great value. This pinot noir from Montinore is grown biodynamically. It’s dark, earthy fruit flavors are interlaced with savory, meaty herbal tones that make it versatile with many foods and give it a complexity that belies its modest price. New York Times

The nose is complex with aromas of cherry, blackberry, dried fruit, dried flowers, cedar, lilac, clove, anise and caramel. The bold palate is ripe with black cherries, black plums, vanilla, tar, smoke, bittersweet chocolate and pie spice which is balanced beautifully by bright acid, all within well-structured tannins. Pair this Pinot Noir with rich foods like grilled lamb, mushroom risotto, cassoulet, smoked gouda or Delice de Bourgogne.

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