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Windward Pinot Noir Paso Robles Monopole 2008

Member Review by vin0vin0:

Big Paso Robles Pinot Noir. Lots of dark red fruit, medium tannins and fairly long finish. One very small drawback to me is a metallic iron-like mid palate that is just a bit too angular.

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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

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
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3.50 5
02/28/2013

Big Paso Robles Pinot Noir. Lots of dark red fruit, medium tannins and fairly long finish. One very small drawback to me is a metallic iron-like mid palate that is just a bit too angular.


4.00 5
09/10/2011

Four glasses



Tasting Notes:

The ‘08 Vintage displays the cumulative effects of the early spring freeze that occurred in '07. As a result the "Hardening" vine is still supplying opulent fruit that ferments into a wonderfully balanced wine. The "Windward Profile" of strawberry nose, bright Bing cherry fruit up front, a sensuous, feminine and velvet middle palate, and finally the "Peacock Tail” finish seems to open and spread forever.

1320 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 14 months in French Oak.

Notes: 33% New French Oak barrels, 33% 1-year old barrels, 33% 2-year old barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.3%

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