2014 Moniker Pinot Noir is 42% Potter Valley, 25% Eagle Peak with the remaining 33% coming from Ukiah and Talmage area valleys. Eagle Peak is a micro-climate of relatively higher elevation gravel rich Pinole soils with the Dijon 113 clone. Potter Valley is a more eastern AVA that features cooler temperatures as it boasts high elevation and weather patterns that come from mountains to the north. These conditions aid in retaining red fruit flavors and fresh acidity. The Ukiah and Talmage valley vineyards are warmer sites which provide a softer tannin profile with dark berry fruits adding lushness and length. The combination of the three sites showcase the diversity of climate in Mendocino on fickle Pinot Noir. Aromas of violet, rosemary, and raspberry with a hint of lavender over a bed of cherries with fine-grained tannin and fresh but hidden acid. Aged 18 months in 25% new American oak, 10% 1 year old American oak and 65% neutral French and American oak barrels.
Wine EnthusiastPeppery, forest-floor aromas and black fruit flavors make this wine taste bold and concentrated. A firm texture wraps around the palate and supports the rich black cherry and cardamom flavors beautifully.
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