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Editorial Reviews for Harvest Moon Estate & Winery Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Not much going on in the nose here, with gentle aromas of chalky earth, dried herb stems, and tomato leaf that blossom into an intensely floral bouquet. Rather high acid in the mouth with taut flavors of barely ripe strawberries. This is simple, yet clean and brisk with a certain appeal. The backend shows more depth to the fruit and it develops some sweetness with a moderately intense floral tone. This is very lightly flavored but finishes with good persistence. A simple wine but not a bad wine. 86pts
This fruit came from three small vineyards on Willowside, Olivet and River Roads. With heavy early morning fog still lingering, our Pinot fruit was some of the first Pinot vineyards picked in 2006. We enjoy our Pinot Noir at the nightly dinner table so it's important to pick the fruit with life still in the grape, i.e. lower sugars, more natural acidity and less skin shrivel. Upon fermenting dry, the lots were moderatley pressed to barrel, where they sat undisturbed for several months. From that point forward, the wine was gently moved via gravity to prevent unnecessary oxygen exposure. After a full 20 months in the barrel, the wine was blended and bottled unfiltered and unfined in late July 2008. Enjoy for 8-10 years.
Harvest Moon employs on-time harvesting whereas the fruit is picked earlier than typical in order to preserve the delicate perfumed rose-pedal aromas and juicy wet spicy finish that lies in every bottle. With a few short years in the cellar, the dusty cherry aromas and tart cranred flavors will take their place with seamless integration into a beautifully rich, complex Pinot Noir. We feel this small production represents an elegant approach to an elegant variety… Russian River Valley Pinot Noir…
Fewer than 400 Cases produced.
|Alcohol: 13.0%||pH: 3.35|
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