Montinore Estate Pinot Noir | "Red Cap" 2018 / 750 ml.

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SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jun 30, 2020
Plump, with easygoing raspberry and black cherry flavors, accented by brooding cinnamon and orange-tinged tea notes. Finishes with lively tannins. Drink now through 2025. 25,400 cases made. (Tim Fish)
VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Aug 2020
Brilliant ruby-red. Deep-pitched cherry and red berry preserve, cola and a hint of pungent flowers on the nose. Sweet, broad and fleshy on entry, offering raspberry and cherry preserve flavors that firm up on the back half. Shows very good depth and finishes long and smooth, with rounded tannins and a lingering suggestion of licorice. There are more than 300,000 bottles of this to go around. 15% new oak.

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United States | Oregon | Willamette Valley

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SP90 90 pts. / Wine Spectator (Jun 30, 2020)

Plump, with easygoing raspberry and black cherry flavors, accented by brooding cinnamon and orange-tinged tea notes. Finishes with lively tannins. Drink now through 2025. 25,400 cases made. (Tim Fish)

VN90 90 pts. / Vinous (Aug 2020)

Brilliant ruby-red. Deep-pitched cherry and red berry preserve, cola and a hint of pungent flowers on the nose. Sweet, broad and fleshy on entry, offering raspberry and cherry preserve flavors that firm up on the back half. Shows very good depth and finishes long and smooth, with rounded tannins and a lingering suggestion of licorice. There are more than 300,000 bottles of this to go around. 15% new oak.

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Appellation / Willamette Valley

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Oregon's Willamette Valley is the most-heralded wine region in the state, and home to some of the best Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris produced anywhere, aided in part by the especially cool growing season. The region is divided into two sub-regions, the North Willamette and South Willamette, and is named for the river of the same name which flows past the city of Portland.

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Oregon's Willamette Valley is the most-heralded wine region in the state, and home to some of the best Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris produced anywhere, aided in part by the especially cool growing season. The region is divided into two sub-regions, the North Willamette and South Willamette, and is named for the river of the same name which flows past the city of Portland.

Region / Oregon

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Oregon didn't burst onto the wine scene until the 1980s, but it has since carved out a name for itself as a world-class region for cooler weather wines like Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. It's most famous for the former, with many critically-acclaimed Pinot Noirs originating in the region. The Willamette Valley is Oregon's most famous and most productive region. Other notable regions include the Rogue Valley, Walla Walla, and Columbia Valley.

Country / United States

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The United States now ranks fourth in the world in wine production behind, France, Italy, and Spain. While about 90% of that wine is produced in California, other states like Oregon, New York, and Washington are establishing themselves as prime spots for wine production, as well. Just about any variety of wine can be found in production somewhere in the United States.

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SKU 73648
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Montinore Estate Pinot Noir
Country United States
Region Oregon
District Willamette Valley
Product Location - Location-Appellation Willamette Valley
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 13.9%
Wine/Spirit Brand Montinore Estate
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2018
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Spec. Designation Organic, Sustainable, Biodynamic
Organic Description Grapes certified organic by Stellar Certification services
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) Pinot Noir
Primary Grape Pinot Noir
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Same Region, Same Vintage, Same Grape
WE8989 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 9/1/2022
The aromas bring notes of raspberries and cream, herb, peppermint, black cherry and whiffs of mesquite smoke. The palate is flavorful, with medium-bodied peppermint, satsuma and cherry notes. There’s a lot of value to be had. (Sean P. Sullivan)
SP8686 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jun 23, 2022
Pretty yet understated, with easygoing raspberry and toasty spice flavors. Drink now through 2026. 8,000 cases made. (Tim Fish)

United States | Oregon

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JS9595 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Aromas of flowers, stems and ripe and dried strawberries. Lavender, too. Medium to full body. Firm and tight structure with black fruit and a flavorful finish. So long and seamless. Needs time to open and give you what it has. Old-vine wine from almost 50-year-old heirloom clones. Sustainable. Try after 2026.
WE9393 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 4/1/2022
This reserve pulls from the estate’s Aurora, Abetina, Avellana and Madrona vineyards. Tart cranberry, pomegranate and raspberry fruits combine here. It’s young and juicy and spicy with blood-orange acidity. Definitely built to age, this may be enjoyed now and over the next decade. (Paul Gregutt)
SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jul 31, 2022
A broad-shouldered style but refined and polished, with deep blueberry and raspberry flavors laced with stony minerals, black tea and dusky spice. Builds tension toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2028. 1,819 cases made. (Tim Fish)

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JS9696 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, January 30, 2020
Impressively fresh aromas of red cherries and cherry pie with a stony and leafy edge, hints of chalk and raspberry compote. The nose is very expressive with some more cryptic flashes. The palate has the same dichotomy with such plush, ripe red cherries to start out with. It has a supple, succulent feel with a sense of levity in this warmer vintage. Then, the velvety mid palate builds to a firm, commanding yet fine finish, reminding us where we really are. Power with purpose here. Best from 2023. (James Suckling)
VN9494 pts. - Vinous - Feb 2022
Glistening ruby-red. An expansive, complex bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruits, candied lavender and succulent herbs, along with an overlay of exotic spices. Sappy, penetrating boysenberry, raspberry, cherry cola, spicecake and mocha flavors deepen through the midpalate with no loss of energy. Finely wrought tannins add gentle grip to an impressively long, smooth finish that leaves resonating cherry and floral notes behind. 40% new French oak. (Josh Raynolds)
WE9292 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 3/1/2021
The first bottle was lightly corked, which dampened the fruit and attenuated the finish. The second bottle was fine, with a mix of mulberry, blueberry and plum, along with ample backing acidity. Aged in 40% new French oak, it’s likely to benefit from a couple more years of cellaring. (Paul Gregutt)

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WS9595 pts. - Wine & Spirits - 04/22
Roland Green includes an older plot of own-rooted vines adjacent a young block on heat-tolerant rootstocks. It yielded a wine of admirable tension and breadth in 2018. You can taste the stalwart old-vine poise in the wine today, turned soil and tanbark, blood and cherries, along with youthful savory notes of violets, rose petals, bramble and star anise. It is, in a word, complex. The flavors are luxurious, the savor tugging at the fruit with a gentle insistence, with a cherry-skin concentration to the texture that’s wildly appealing. Cellar to watch it evolve.
WE9494 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/31/2021
Among the half dozen 2018 Pinots from Eyrie this is the tightest and least immediately expressive, which suggests decanting and/or aggressive aeration prior to early drinking. It grudgingly reveals strawberry and black cherry fruit with a spine of iron. The compact flavors and inner rigidity suggest that this should be cellared and could easily improve for a decade or longer. Drink 2026 to 2035.

United States | Oregon | Dundee Hills

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JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Sunday, August 22, 2021
This is a blend of three vineyards and has a very polished nose of ripe red cherry and spice with assertive oak in play, like modern Burgundy. The texture is exceptional and delivers soft, suave and fine tannins that carry bright red and darker-cherry flavors. Really impressive. Drink or hold.
SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Mar 31, 2022
Offers compelling raspberry and fresh violet aromas that open to tightly focused cherry, bay leaf and stony mineral accents, finishing with snappy tannins. Drink now through 2030. 270 cases made. (Tim Fish)

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WE9191 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 7/1/2022
Fruit for this wine comes from five different blocks at the winery’s estate vineyard. Certified organic and made with biodynamic grapes, the aromas are redolent with fruit, with notes of apple, pear, star fruit and whiffs of pineapple. The palate is medium weight and bursting with fruit flavors. Lively acid keeps it all in focus. It’s flat-out delicious. (Sean P. Sullivan)
JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, June 2, 2022
An attractive nose of lemon, chamomile and thyme. Medium-bodied with zippy acidity. Green apple and white tea on the palate. Very bright. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drink now. Screw cap.
WS9090 pts. - Wine & Spirits - 06/22
A gris with bones, this wine’s scent of lemon and lime has a vinous background, as if a bit of bark tea got steeped in it. it’s savory and fruit-driven at once, with a roundness to the texture hemmed in by a pleasing phenolic bite.

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