Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: McMinnville, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States
Moe Momtazi was born and raised in Tehran where he watched his father make wine in their basement, before he fled Iran as a refugee in 1983, got a degree in engineering from the University of Texas, and eventually purchased his first vineyards in Oregon in 1997. Now, Moe and his winemaker wife, Flora, are growing high-quality fruit and producing world-class wines. This Pinot Noir is an excellent example, with notes of fresh earth, dried leaves, cracked pepper, and juicy black cherries.