2010 Monticello Vineyards Estate Grown Pinot Noir
Our Estate Grown Pinot Noir is produced from grapes that we grow in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. This region of Napa Valley provides a cool climate from which we produce Pinot Noir grapes that are lush with abundant rich fruit flavors.
This 100% Pinot Noir is sharing some beautiful tones on the nose. I find strawberry, vanilla, cola and spicy dried flower aromas on the nose. It is a nice medley of fruit, floral, and oak tones that is very well balanced and inviting. On the palate this wine has a vibrant acidity that invigorates the palate immediately. There are light grain tannins that coat the palate and the finish is long and rich, climaxing with a juicy fruit and vanilla tone that lingers. Drink Now through 2016.
Chris Corley, Winemaker
Home Ranch Vineyard Blocks II, III Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District
Block II is planted to Dijon Clone #777; Block III is planted to Dijon Clones #667, #777, #113, #115. Each clone possesses its own individual character: bright fruit aromatics and flavors in one and darker aspects in another, fuller mouth-feel with firmer tannins, while another had a silkier texture. Overall our Pinot Noir is characterized with lush berry flavors and bright fruit.
The barrels used for this small selection of 2009 Pinot Noir were chosen based on their compelling flavors and textures. The grapes were all hand-picked and handsorted. The resulting wines were aged separately in barrel, and these barrels were selected for this bottling based on their aromatic complexity, depth of flavor and rich texture.
Oak 16 Months in French Oak, 70% New
Alcohol - 14.3%
No amusing stories just satisfied enjoyment of a fine product- especially the Pinot at Thanksgiving! Keep up the good work!!
J Michael Maxwell, Adrian, MI
Penne alla Alberoni