It's hard to find a Pinot that reflects its place, is farmed Biodynamically, and offers such complexity at this price point. Made to drink now, as your "go to" wine, but you'll feel like you're drinking a special occasion bottle.
Rosso is a distinctive red blend that is the Marchesi family’s homage to their Italian heritage. This is reminiscent of a hearty Italian blend, yet with an Oregon twist. Rosso is never the same wine twice.
Our Reserve Pinot is a barrel selection from the best vineyards on the estate, with an emphasis on strength, depth and elegance. The 2014 Reserve brings more intensity but is still elegant from the native yeast fermentation.
Alphabet City is our test kitchen of small-lot fermentations. Barrel-sized ferments with whole clusters turn back the clock a few years and reveal old-world charm, while still highlighting our own soils, climate and ingenuity.
Aromas of Kirsch, tobacco, spice, a hint of jalapeño and a subtle whiff of bay leaf guide the senses to the palate of pomegranate, cran-cherry cocktail, cigar box and exotic coriander. This complex wine develops over time.
Occasionally we find vineyards that are truly special and we purchase their fruit. The Keeler Family farms a 25 acre, certified-Biodynamic vineyard, offering fruit that is a lovely reflection of the Eola-Amity Hills terroir.
Grown on the highest part of the estate vineyard, the roots of the Pinot Noir vines from which this wine is made dig deep into volcanic soil. This provides richness and complexity along with age-worthy grip. This is one for the cellar.
Rudy describes Montinore Estate’s Nebbiolo as “an Oregon wine that speaks Italian,” a nod to the roots we cultivate in Oregon and our family’s Italian roots. Just two barrels were produced of our inaugural Nebbiolo.
On the nose, smoky berry and dried cherry compliment floral notes, anise and mocha. Silky and expansive on the palate, offering black cap raspberry with a hint of cola. The wine finishes with a spicy note and velvety tannins.
The trellising for the Pinot Noir vines in the Graham's Block produces clusters with small berries, allowing for more concentrated flavors with deeper red fruit notes. Despite a cool vintage, this wine is robust and complex.
The Parsons' Ridge site is on a saddle of the vineyard where the Pinot Noir vines face two different directions, resulting in numerous expressions of the grapes. We ferment lots separately then finesse and blend for the final wine.