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Moshin Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Proprietor's Select 2009

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He was called “Professor” on the campus of San Jose State University, and that exalted title was well-earned: a mathematics instructor with world-class credentials. However, Rick Moshin was also – at the very same time – a wide-eyed wine novice when he joined Davis Bynum Winery where Gary Farrell was making some of Sonoma County’s finest Pinot Noirs. Moshin worked in the role of cellar rat under Farrell, picking up all the tricks of the trade – such as early harvesting, fretting over too much color and too little acid.It was the mid-1980s, well before Farrell would gain fame as perhaps the master of the discipline, and Moshin was simply piling up the details on how to craft a delicate, structured Pinot Noir.In 1989, he was so thrilled with the notion of making his own wines that he acquired a 10-acre parcel of land not far from Bynum off Westside Road, and planted Pinot Noir. Soon after he acquired a site near Farrell’s on which to build a winery.This exciting wine is one of three very similar Pinots made by Moshin, with a delicate spice note that adds interest to red cherry/strawberry fruit and delicate hints of jam and clove. Superb structure, so I expect it will age nicely for a decade.

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Moshin Vineyards:
Moshin Vineyards and Winery began in 1989 as the dream of Rick Moshin, a San Jose State University math instructor – and with theMoshin Family’s purchase of a ten-acre Pinot Noir Vineyard located in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California. The Moshin Vineyards of today features a unique 4-tier Gravity Flow Winery and control of 28 acres of grapes – mostly Pinot Noir. The tasting r... Read more
Moshin Vineyards and Winery began in 1989 as the dream of Rick Moshin, a San Jose State University math instructor – and with theMoshin Family’s purchase of a ten-acre Pinot Noir Vineyard located in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California. The Moshin Vineyards of today features a unique 4-tier Gravity Flow Winery and control of 28 acres of grapes – mostly Pinot Noir. The tasting room is open daily to the public and tours of the winery can be made by appointment. There is a $5.00 tasting fee. You may choose up to 5 wines to taste. Tasting fee waived with wine purchase. Wine Club Members ~Complimentary. The goal at Moshin Vineyards is to carefully guide the grapes through the winemaking process and bring you a wine that expresses a truthful view into the heart of the vine. Our farming methods are sustainable, winemaking philosophy is “minimally invasive,” and we have established energy-saving practices through the use of gravity-flow and solar energy. We specialize in small lot, hand-crafted wines, which include Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petite Syrah and Zinfandel. Wine Club members enjoy our most exclusive lots, making membership a fun and special way to experience the artistry and dedication of our winemaking team. The Moshin Family and our knowledgeable and friendly staff invite you to join us for a taste of wine country! Explore our website to discover more about our Winery, Events, Photos, and fun things to do in the beautiful wine country of the Russian River Valley! Read less

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Vintage: 2004 10/16/2008

He was called “Professor” on the campus of San Jose State University, and that exalted title was well-earned: a mathematics instructor with world-class credentials. However, Rick Moshin was also – at the very same time – a wide-eyed wine novice when he joined Davis Bynum Winery where Gary Farrell was making some of Sonoma County’s finest Pinot Noirs. Moshin worked in the role of cellar rat under Farrell, picking up all the tricks of the trade – such as early harvesting, fretting over too much color and too little acid.It was the mid-1980s, well before Farrell would gain fame as perhaps the master of the discipline, and Moshin was simply piling up the details on how to craft a delicate, structured Pinot Noir.In 1989, he was so thrilled with the notion of making his own wines that he acquired a 10-acre parcel of land not far from Bynum off Westside Road, and planted Pinot Noir. Soon after he acquired a site near Farrell’s on which to build a winery.This exciting wine is one of three very similar Pinots made by Moshin, with a delicate spice note that adds interest to red cherry/strawberry fruit and delicate hints of jam and clove. Superb structure, so I expect it will age nicely for a decade.




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