Maysara Pinot Noir Jamsheed Mcminnville 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine: "Extra ripeness in the vineyard translates to a more generous core of red-black fruits. Blackberry and fresh cracked pepper entwine perfectly with matured and lengthy tannins on the finish. Drinking beautifully now, pair it with darker fowl, grilled meats and salmon." -Winery Producer: "The Momtazi family has 252 acres of their Estate under vine. All of the vineyards are farmed biodynamically and grafted from the original rootstock of the vines planted in the late 90s by Moe Momtazi." "What makes Maysara unique is that there is over 600 feet elevation gain in the vineyards. From the property's lowest point at 120 feet to around 600 feet, the soil is clay and loam based (similar to most of the valley). From 600-780 feet, there is Jory soil (a red earth loaded with iron and mineral deposits). Quite a bit of the McMinnville AVA has this top soil. What makes this part of Maysara's vineyard special is that there's 10 feet of this earth before the base of loam and calcareous sub-soil. Only the fortunate have access to this part of the Estate: the wines of Maysara (of course), and St. Innocent sources a wonderful patch of land that sits at the crest of the Estate's highest point. " "With five vintages under her belt, Tahmiene Momtazi has come into her own at Maysara. She is the eldest daughter of Moe and Flora Momtazi, and along with her sister Naseem, is the heir apparent to take over the Estate. Her wines have an immediate elegance on the front palate, but a lasting muscular character on the finish, like all good Pinots. Jamsheed is the true essence of the vineyard blocks (with each block being blended into the wine) and a harbinger to what the vintage has to offer. In 2008 and 2009, these are all good things in store for these wines." - Distributor

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At Maysara Winery we practice holistic farming, employing practices from both organic and Biodynamic® agriculture. By using such methods we not only believe that we are enhancing the ecology of our land, but also growing the best grapes possible. We believe that healthy soil and healthy vines will produce superior grapes, without the need for man-made chemicals and poisons. Our quality shows ... Read more
At Maysara Winery we practice holistic farming, employing practices from both organic and Biodynamic® agriculture. By using such methods we not only believe that we are enhancing the ecology of our land, but also growing the best grapes possible. We believe that healthy soil and healthy vines will produce superior grapes, without the need for man-made chemicals and poisons. Our quality shows in the dedication of our grape buyers year after year, and the wines produced with Momtazi grapes, which are often the best of their vintage. The consistent high quality of the wines made from Momtazi Vineyard grapes leads us to believe that our dedication to the terroir and our natural farming techniques is working. Read less
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03/15/2012

Weaves earthy, spicy notes through dark blueberry... -HS


External Reviews for Maysara Pinot Noir Jamsheed Mcminnville

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

While the Momtazis intended their young vines "Three Degrees" cuvee to be a bargain, it is their 10,000 case bottling 2009 Pinot Noir Jamsheed - sourced from all portions and vine selections of their vineyard - that proves to be the more amazing value. Fresh boysenberry and purple plum are garlanded with bitter-sweet flowers; tinged with brown spices; underlain with clean red meatiness; and suffused with saliva-liberating salinity in a Pinot of refined tannins and outstanding persistence. Savor this over the next 3-4 years. Offers density, richness and depth without much weight, weaving earthy, spicy notes through the dark blueberry and plum flavors, lingering softly. Drink now through 2017. 9,000 cases made. -HS


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

While the Momtazis intended their young vines Three Degrees cuvee to be a bargain, it is their 10,000 case bottling 2009 Pinot Noir Jamsheed sourced from all portions and vine selections of their vineyard that proves to be the more amazing value. Fresh boysenberry and purple plum are garlanded with bitter-sweet flowers; tinged with brown spices; underlain with clean red meatiness; and suffused with saliva-liberating salinity in a Pinot of refined tannins and outstanding persistence. Savor this over the next 3-4 years. - Robert Parker 91 PointsOffers density, richness and depth without much weight, weaving earthy, spicy notes through the dark blueberry and plum flavors, lingering softly. Drink now through 2017. 9,000 cases made. HS - Wine Spectator Magazine 91 Points** Only 2 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/17/2014

While the Momtazis intended their young vines “Three Degrees” cuvee to be a bargain, it is their 10,000 case bottling 2009 Pinot Noir Jamsheed – sourced from all portions and vine selections of their vineyard – that proves to be the more amazing value. Fresh boysenberry and purple plum are garlanded with bitter-sweet flowers; tinged with brown spices; underlain with clean red meatiness; and suffused with saliva-liberating salinity in a Pinot of refined tannins and outstanding persistence. Savor this over the next 3-4 years. - Robert Parker 91 Points Offers density, richness and depth without much weight, weaving earthy, spicy notes through the dark blueberry and plum flavors, lingering softly. Drink now through 2017. 9,000 cases made. –HS - Wine Spectator Magazine 91 Points ** Only 2 in Stock **



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Wine: "Extra ripeness in the vineyard translates to a more generous core of red-black fruits. Blackberry and fresh cracked pepper entwine perfectly with matured and lengthy tannins on the finish. Drinking beautifully now, pair it with darker fowl, grilled meats and salmon." -Winery Producer: "The Momtazi family has 252 acres of their Estate under vine. All of the vineyards are farmed biodynamically and grafted from the original rootstock of the vines planted in the late 90s by Moe Momtazi." "What makes Maysara unique is that there is over 600 feet elevation gain in the vineyards. From the property's lowest point at 120 feet to around 600 feet, the soil is clay and loam based (similar to most of the valley). From 600-780 feet, there is Jory soil (a red earth loaded with iron and mineral deposits). Quite a bit of the McMinnville AVA has this top soil. What makes this part of Maysara's vineyard special is that there's 10 feet of this earth before the base of loam and calcareous sub-soil. Only the fortunate have access to this part of the Estate: the wines of Maysara (of course), and St. Innocent sources a wonderful patch of land that sits at the crest of the Estate's highest point. " "With five vintages under her belt, Tahmiene Momtazi has come into her own at Maysara. She is the eldest daughter of Moe and Flora Momtazi, and along with her sister Naseem, is the heir apparent to take over the Estate. Her wines have an immediate elegance on the front palate, but a lasting muscular character on the finish, like all good Pinots. Jamsheed is the true essence of the vineyard blocks (with each block being blended into the wine) and a harbinger to what the vintage has to offer. In 2008 and 2009, these are all good things in store for these wines." - Distributor

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