Pinot Noir

Growing Year Info

Often referred to as the fire & ice year, wildfires swept across California from Santa Barbara to the Oregon border, with the Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley being hit the hardest. Martinelli Winery did not produce any red wines from the coastal vineyards this year because of the smoke taint. The white wines from the coastal region faired better since the juice spends very little time on the skins, which is where the smoke taint resides. In the Russian River Valley, a late last frost in April further affected overall tonnage. This was a farmer's vintage, in that it was imperative to give constant attention to the vineyards to achieve quality wines.

Tasting Notes

The Moonshine Ranch Pinot Noir is consistently one of our fullest-bodied Pinot Noirs. The 2008 Moonshine Ranch Pinot Noir has flavors of rich plum, sassafras and spicy dark cherries, balanced with silky tannins.


Bryan Kvamme

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