Montinore Reserve Pinot Noir 2018
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|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
The Reserve Pinot is a thoughtfully curated barrel selection from the best blocks the estate offers. Wafts of black cherry, plum and fig jam are laced with a hint of fragrant violet and subtle cedar notes. Cherry continues on the palate, mingling with loganberry and pomegranate. Youthful tannins offer pleasing tension, while balanced acidity lends to a clean finish. It's ready to drink now and will evolve beautifully over time.
Snappy and plump, with cherry, herb and spice flavors. Offers medium-grained tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2028.
The aromas are reduced out of the gate, with notes of tire rubber and nori, causing significant distraction. Medium-plus-bodied cherry, strawberry and cinnamon flavors follow. There are interesting things there, but the palate can't make up the difference. Perhaps time will settle the reduction and bring it all together.