Kelley Fox Ahurani Pinot Noir Willematte Valley, Oregon – 2017
In 2017 Kelley didn’t bottle a Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir, so all the top level fruit which would normally have gone into this more expensive bottling went instead this vintage into her great value Ahurani Pinot Noir.
“This Demeter-certified biodynamic Pinot has a brilliant, faceted, transparency with a medium true red colour and cool undertones. It is young as I type this (early December 2018), and the nose is a bit tense at first, but quickly presenting the classic dusty Momtazi Vineyard minerality, wild herbs, exotic spices, and delicious red fruit character. The attack is both precise and smooth and follows with juicy red cherry/berry fruit and a long finish. This wine has easy (as in natural) power but is as silent and weightless as a night-flying owl.” Kelley Fox, December 2018; 1100 cases produced; 12.5% alcohol.