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34 Ratings
Montoya Pinot Noir Monterey County

Wine Details


Pinot Noir



Wine Description

It shows proper dry silkiness, and deep, spicy flavors of raspberries and red currants, accented by smoky sandalwood. Give it credit for what it is.

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    light body, ruby color, slightly acidic, hints of grapefruit, not a repeat

    almost 10 years
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    Good nose of cherry and chocolate, but the taste is too acidic.

    over 8 years
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    jul 2011; cherries, light bodied and juicy. no structure.

    over 9 years
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    very light and fruity. very good overall.

    about 9 years
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    very smooth

    over 9 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    Some say a certain movie created the ldquo;Pinot Noir Shortage.rdquo; Others point to global warming (for everything). Consequently, many producers have begun to source Pinot Noir from Corsica to Moldova, thinking you wonrsquo;t notice the difference. But there continues to be something special about California Pinot that canrsquo;t be recreated in a lab or some far-flung country better known for car chase scenes in a Bourne movie. This is one of very, very few Pinot Noirs under $15 that is worth drinking. Ripe Bing cherries, a touch of spice, smooth, velvety mouthfeel, and a long, haunting read more...finish mdash; this is why people spend $30 on Pinot, but you donrsquo;t have to mdash; at least for now.    (hide)