Windward Pinot Noir Paso Robles Monopole 2009

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For the 2009, same review as the '08, just a bit more of the need for some ageing, here are my notes for '08: 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 but settles out with some air time.

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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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03/07/2013

For the 2009, same review as the '08, just a bit more of the need for some ageing, here are my notes for '08: 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 but settles out with some air time.



Tasting Notes:

Like the 1999 Vintage, 2009 repeated the cycle of “Wind, Fire & Water” that influenced the vineyard and produced a classic Pinot Noir. Lovely raspberry on the nose, a lush entry of cherry fruit that flows to cocoa bean leather on the sides of the tongue. The wine finishes with balance, and seems to last forever. The current youthfulness of the ’09 will pair with your choice of Grandma’s fresh cavatelli, or seafood. Lay this vintage down and enjoy for many, many years to come.

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1300 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 14 months in French Oak.

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

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.3%

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