Name: St. Innocent Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir
Country: United States
Producer: St. Innocent Winery
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Wine Enthusiast Review: 93 points
"This biodynamically farmed vineyard is often found as a named designate, and for good reason. It's one of the Willamette Valley's most distinctive and evocative sites, with less of an emphasis on pure fruit flavors, and more attention to details such as herbal tea, earth, stone and dried leaf. The fruit is tart and lightly herbal, like a fresh-picked mountain berry."
Vinious Review: 92 points
"Brilliant red. Deep-pitched red and dark berry aromas are complicated by suggestions of succulent herbs, cola and lavender, and a subtle vanilla nuance emerges slowly with air. Juicy, focused and pure, offering gently sweet black raspberry and cherry cola flavors, a touch of licorice and a jolt of peppery spices. The impressively long, penetrating finish is framed by supple tannins that fold smoothly into the clinging dark fruit."
Wine Advocate Review: 89 points
"The 2014 Pinot Noir Momtazi Vineyard, which comes from biodynamically certified fruit and bottled a month later than St. Innocent's other 2014 wines, has quite a strong undergrowth element on the nose, so much so that you might think there was some stems in the blend. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit. There is a pleasing salinity here, quite a characterful Pinot Noir with a vibrant, white pepper and rosemary-infused finish that is well defined, if just a tad truncated compared to say, the 2014 Shea Vineyard. Nevertheless, this should drink well for several years."