2009 Mononi Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
The 2009 Mononi Vineyard Pinot Noir has inviting raspberry and dried cherry notes with hints of rose petal aromatics that leap from the glass. Restrained yet complex layers of black cherry, pomegranate and bittersweet chocolate flavors are enhanced by subtle tannins and sweet oak which adds texture and mouth-feel. The gentle flavors and textures of this enticing wine will continue to unfold with time and undoubtedly will result in a very luscious Pinot with layers of flavor and dimension.
Located at the intersection of Olivet Lane and River Road, the Mononi Vineyard demonstrates the perfect pairing of clones to soil type and climate. Due to the maritime fog influence and cooler temperatures that characterize the Russian River Valley, this 10-year old vineyard was planted to Dijon Clones 113 and 115. These particular clones of Pinot Noir are well-suited for cooler climate, and they create intense, fruit forward wines. Clone 115 provides the bright fruit and full-bodied characteristics, with a touch of floral, while Clone 113 possesses fresh acidity and high notes of cranberry and pomegranate. Combined, these two earlier ripening clones create an intricate wine exhibiting true character and finesse.
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Russian River Valley
Sept 4-8, 09
Enjoy now through 2016.
Pinot Report: 93