Maysara Winery 2009 Jamsheed Pinot Noir, McMinnville, $27

By on January 15, 2015

maysara-winery-jamsheed-pintot-noir-nv-bottleThe Momtazi family has served as leaders in the Pacific Northwest for biodynamic farming since they began planting in 1998. This line, harvested from this warmer region during the first two weeks in October, incorporates each Pinot Noir block on the Muddy Valley Road property, and it was sparked by feral fermentation. It exudes aromas of dark plum, black cherry and crushed berries along with baking spices, mocha and cedar. Its well-built as Raspberry and pomegranate flavors push with racy acidity before yielding to dark flavors of blackberry with plum-skin tannins. This Pinot Noir was not fined, making it vegan-friendly, although suggested pairings include fowl, grilled meats and salmon.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 8,722 cases

Alcohol: 13.7%

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