Maysara Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir White 2011

Recommendation: Not Recommended.

Winery/Producer:Produced and Bottled by Maysara Winery; McMinnville, Oregon.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Momtazi Vineyard, Oregon.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $16.80 (with a 20% Bargin Bin discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Paired With: Tortellini with pesto sauce.


    He said: Chilled before serving. Crystal clear with just a tiny hint of yellow-pink color. Very light apple and melon aromas. Very under ripe tart Granny Smith apple taste that carries through a very tart long finish. Smooth, fresh, tart, nice acidity and unusual. VERY good with the pesto sauce and OK drinking alone after the dinner. I think this is the first white Pinot Noir we have had, and it’s unique; however, I don’t think I would buy it again.

    She said: I’ve never had a white Pinot Noir before so this was a new experience. The pale yellow color had a blush of pink but the aroma was so light as to be inconspicuous. The main sensation on the palate was a sourness that lasted into the very long finish. It’s best feature was its smoothness but it also had a pleasant dryness. It was most enjoyable with the dinner but the sourness emerged big time when sipping after dinner.


Alcohol: 12.5%

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