Valley of the Moon Pinot Noir 2009
Valley of the Moon Pinot Noir 2009 has soft notes of strawberry and cherry on the nose, with a lightly spiced, sweet cherry entry. The mid-palate is accented with cinnamon stick and toasted oak. The finish is well-balanced, supple and exquisitely smooth. This Pinot is delicious and pairs well with most meals.
About the Winery
The first grapes were planted in 1863 by vintner George Whitman. 20-years later Whitman sold the winery to Eli T. Sheppard who renamed the winery to Madrone Vineyards. Madrone Vineyards until 1941 when Enrico Parducci and Peter Domenici bought the winery and renamed the estate Valley of the Moon because of its deep roots in Sonoma Valley.
Tobin’s Review 3.5 out of 5
Valley of the Moon Pinot Noir 2009 has a nice purple color with a fruity aroma. The wine has a smooth taste and I pick up notes of plum with a cherry finish. The wine is jammy with a creamy beginning.
Jeanine’s Review 3 out of 5
Valley of the Moon Pinot Noir 2009 has notes of black plum and cherry. It is missing vanilla and creaminess which I enjoy. It’s a good light wine, but definitely not upper-level.
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