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Libra Wines Pinot noir Momtazi Vineyard 09


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Libra Wines


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A big nose full of fresh-picked berries, fresh herbs, and spice encourages a taste - and sweet red raspberries, pie cherry, and red currant flavors reward the drinker. There's a restrained sweetness that balances the bright, fresh red fruit. The wine has depth - a dark underlay of earthy tannins - softened by sweet spice and incense. Decanted for an hour, it softened and blackberries, black cherries, and roses showed up in the mix. The tannins are smooth and acidity is present in good balance. It's clearly a 2008 - and it's delicious now, plus all the hallmarks of a wine that will reward the patient collector. - Jean

2008 Vintage Tasting Notes

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The bright garnet color of this wine foreshadows the deep and intense aromas and flavors that immediately follow. The bouquet exudes spicy characteristics, such as cinnamon, anise, coriander, coupled with perfumed lavender, blackberry bramble, plum and cola notes. Smooth body with hints of strawberries and cream, cranberry, pomegranate, and orange peel, with a hint of tar, earth and mineral characteristic of the vineyard. The firm and balanced tannins and bright acidity ensure a long, graceful maturation in the bottle. - the winery

Single vineyard Pinot noir from Bill Hanson, assistant winemaker at Panther Creek Winery. Bill spent many years at Young's Columbia, Oregon's largest wine distributor. He brings a unique perspective to the wine market, as well as an appealing, promising set of 2008 Pinot noirs. - the winery

From Oregon Explorer: "...This balance is also an integral part of many things, including the process of transforming grapes into beautiful wine. Bill and Linda Hanson, with their daughter Lily, live by this notion; personally, with their own small production winery, as well as in their vineyard management techniques. Previously, they have been procuring fruit from non-estate vineyards, but on September 23, 2009, in tune with the Autumn Equinox, Bill will harvest their first estate grapes. Inspiration for LIBRA was born from Linda, a Libra, but soon they all became immersed in all that Libra stands for."

In Greek mythology, Persephone was the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Demeter, goddess of Agriculture, or “all things growing.” From the Underworld, Hades set his sights on Persephone, and brought her by force to his kingdom to make her Queen of the Underworld. Demeter was devastated by this; she searched the world high and low for her beautiful daughter for months, neglecting her godly duties, and nothing grew, transforming the world from beautiful and lush to one overcome by the dead of winter. Zeus struck a deal with Hades. Persephone from then on was transported from the Underworld every 21st of March for eight months, on the grand chariot represented by the constellation Libra, bringing spring and balance to the earth with her.

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