The nose is complex with aromas of strawberry, cherry, blackberry, dried fruit, dried flowers, cedar and lilac. The strawberry note continues on the palate along with red cherries, black plums, pomegranate, bittersweet chocolate and pie spice which is balanced beautifully by bright acid, all within well-structured tannins. Pair this Pinot Noir with rich foods like grilled lamb, mushroom risotto, cassoulet, smoked gouda or Delice de Bourgogne.
Established in 1982, Montinore Estate is a 210-acre Demeter Certified Biodynamic® and Stellar Certified Organic estate that lies at the northern end of the Willamette Valley appellation and along the east-facing slope of the Coastal Range foothills in Oregon. Our vineyards are planted on ideal sites for the seven grape varieties we grow, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Muller-Thurgau, Teroldego and Lagrein. Our close attention to each step of the grape-growing and winemaking process is rooted in the belief that exceptional wine is born of a sustained marriage of soil, climate and artful stewardship. Biodynamic® farming, controlled fruit yields, carefully fermented wine and estate bottling help our family-run winery offer full-flavored vintages of distinctive character and quality.