Windward Pinot Noir Paso Robles Monopole 2007

Member Review by jkagel:

Same nose as the 2007 and excellent color. Wonderful fruit, exceptional flavor, long finish. Balance is good

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Windward Vineyard:
Pinot Noir is the driving passion of Marc Goldberg and Maggie D'Ambrosia, husband and wife owners of Windward Vineyard. Windward Vineyard is dedicated exclusively to producing Burgundian style Pinot Noir. To make the "Great American Pinot Noir," one that rivals those produced in Burgundy, is the couple's passion. Marc and Maggie purchased and planted the vineyard in 1989 ba... Read more
Pinot Noir is the driving passion of Marc Goldberg and Maggie D'Ambrosia, husband and wife owners of Windward Vineyard. Windward Vineyard is dedicated exclusively to producing Burgundian style Pinot Noir. To make the "Great American Pinot Noir," one that rivals those produced in Burgundy, is the couple's passion. Marc and Maggie purchased and planted the vineyard in 1989 based upon the terroir and microclimate of the Paso Robles Westside. The combination of the cooling Pacific breezes, the calcareous soil and the 50 degree daily drop in temperature produce exemplary Pinot Noir. With the Burgundian French term, "Monopole" vision of total control over both the vineyard and the winemaking, the 15-acre vineyard is planted to four notable French clones. Agnes D'Ambrosia prepares her homemade gnocchi for the hungry crew. Windward Vineyard is dedicated to putting Paso Robles' Pinot Noir back on the map, following in the footsteps of two significant figures in California wine history. In the late 1960's, consultant Andre Tchelistcheff supervised the Paso Robles Hoffman Mountain Ranch property of Dr. Stanley Hoffman. In the 1970's, Hoffman's Pinot Noirs gained worldwide recognition, and are still drinking well over 20 years later. Read less

Member Reviews for Windward Pinot Noir Paso Robles Monopole

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Snooth User: jkagel
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4.00 5
08/13/2011

Same nose as the 2007 and excellent color. Wonderful fruit, exceptional flavor, long finish. Balance is good


Snooth User: Michael C Butler
1066071624
1.50 5
05/14/2012

Didn't like this much. dry & tart, an after taste of burnt ash


Snooth User: InPinotVeritas
54405994
5.00 5
09/29/2010

Five glasses



Tasting Notes:

A cold snap brought 4 days of low teen temperatures to the area in early spring of '07, while the vines were still dormant. This resulted in a hardening effect on the vine that produced small but very intense fruit with a good deal of expression of the terroir that nurtures the varietal. The '07 Vintage, I believe, may be one of the most unique, intense, complex and well balanced of the past decade. The wine is velvety and feminine and leads into a prolonged "Peacock Tail" finish that is one of the hallmarks of our vineyard. This wine drinks well in its youth and will lay down for many years to come due to its vinification in the traditional Burgundian Style.

1300 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 14 months in French Oak.

Notes: 33% new French oak barrels, 33% 1 year old, 33% 2 years old

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.2%

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