The place for all things wine, focused on serious wine discussions.
User avatar
User

David M. Bueker

Rank

Riesling Guru

Posts

22676

Joined

Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:52 pm

Location

Connecticut

WTN: 2006 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Momtazi Vineyard

by David M. Bueker » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:12 pm

2006 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Momtazi Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (2/8/2013)
I was advised to drink up my few remaining bottles of 2006 St. Innocent Pinot Noir, and this one was the first I came across in the cellar. It does not appear to be in any danger of falling apart, but it's got minimal remaining structure, and an odd mix of spicy cola and dark beet flavors. The earthiness on the nose accentuates the beet comparison. Too bad I don't have any beets - would make for an interesting wine matching experiment. Some other folks on CT have likened this wine to a Syrah, but I don't get the black fruit/meat/tar elements that would cause me to go in that direction.

I'm not sure whether I like this wine or not...
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.
no avatar
User

Tom N.

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

768

Joined

Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:17 pm

Location

Soo, Ont.

Re: WTN: 2006 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Momtazi Vineyard

by Tom N. » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:18 pm

Hi David,

We had the St. Innocent 2007 Momtazi for Christmas Dinner in 2011. We drank it with Duck a la orange and it was a fabulous match with that dish. It was not syrah-like at all (I think that 2007 was a cool year) and had nice earthy, spicy cherry and beet root notes. Medium bodied with nice balance and good complexity. Definitely a nice pinot noir for my palate.
Tom Noland
Good sense is not common.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Roberto Vigna, Yahoo [Bot] and 8 guests

Powered by phpBB ® | phpBB3 Style by KomiDesign