From a 375 ml. This is really a nice value in Oregon Pinot Noir. Sineann makes a variety of single vineyard bottlings but this is the blend for thos which didn't get bottled. It is always quite good and the added complexity sometimes makes this as good as the individual bottlings. 13.8% this is not huge nor is it "Burgundian". Ruby/purple in color. The nose has lovely sour cherries and spice. On the palate, nice texture. Cherries finishing as sour cherries. Some depth. A nice complexity. Love the 375 format when a bottle is more than I want to open.
Very good showing for this. As to whether this is at peak or not, it depends how you like your wines. Ruby in color, clear and bright. On the nose, this is earthy with cherries, macerated cherries and a bit of funk. Medium bodied. Complex and layered on the palate. Cherries, forest floor and earth. Good balance. Persistent with good energy. Nice finish. If you like a mature Pinot Noir, this was drinking great.
An excellent value in Oregon Pinot Noir. Under $30, for a complex Pinot Noir that is only a step behind the single vineyard designated wines. Ruby/purple in color. The nose is nice with dark cherries, slight sour cherries, spice and slight char. On the palate, dark and sour cherries predominate now. These wines tend to be fruit forward for Oregon, but they cellar better than one might think. With age, they get an earthy funk that is nice. Good finish and food friendly.
This strikes a nice middle ground in the area of Pinot Noir. Deep ruby in color. The nose has black cherries and cherries with some baking spices. On the palate, this is lush and juicy with nice black cherry fruit. A slight bit of sour cherries. Good finish. Apparently, this was made by Bergstrom who has since taken over the vineyard.
Lighter ruby in color. The nose has what I believe is the "terroir" for the Momtzi vineyard. That is dark cherries, cherries, minerals but also this celery sort of quality. In some wines it can be distracting, but in this wine, it melds with the dark cherries in a delightful way. On the palate, this is a rich and full bodied Pinot. Cherries and dark cherries with tight layering. Clean earth is the best way i can describe it. Nice balance. Great finish. This is an excellent Pinot Noir. Certainly it has some upside potnetial from here with a few more years of storage.
Light ruby in color. The nose has more dark cherries however. One of those Pinot's that looks light but drinks dark. Yet, this is also a very elegant Pinot Noir. The dark cherries cary thru to the palate. Deep and complex if tightly layered at the moment. It unwinds in the glass. Nice balance. Long finish. It should improve gracefully.
Light ruby in color. The nose has cherries but a distracting celery quality to it. On the palate, there are light but present tannins. Cherry fruit but not ripe nor green. This seems very true to the Momtazi vineyard which I believe is their own vineyard. Its different. I enjoyed it very much. It will cellar but I don't know how much better it gets.
Light ruby in color. The nose is nice with cherries and a bit of spice. On the palate, this has sweet cherry fruit. Pretty middle ground in terms of style. Nice texture. Should get better with some age.
Light golden in color. On the nose, this has nice red apples and slight peach. Medium bodied. Slightly sweet. It has a nice minerality with a touch of apples on the palate. Clen finish.
Light golden in color. The nose is nice with minerals and peah. On the palate, this is slightly sweet. Very clean. Peaches. Not dessert level but noticeable. Enough acidity to work with. Nice finish.