2020 Russian River Valley MOONSHINE RANCH - Pinot Noir
For Maritana Vineyards the 2020 harvest provided grapes without smoke impact from the fires that affected many areas in Sonoma and Napa. These Pinot Noir grapes are grown by Lee Martinelli, Jr. at their Moonshine Ranch. It is a vineyard interplanted with alternating rows of ?Pommard04 and Dijon 828 Pinot Noir. The signature character of Moonshine is very floral, bright red-fruit notes and a creamy-textured richness. It? very deceptive and seems delicate early on but then begins to pickup more density and power as it matures. Yes, drink it now for the chirpy delicious red-fruit character but hide a couple of bottles for the longer run.