Moonlight Pinot Noir
This premium 2008 vintage offers dark cherry and currant with earthy, cedar notes, a hallmark of Oregon-grown Pinot Noir. Organic grapes were grown by the Cattrall Brothers, harvested at their peak in the Willamette Valley, and fermented at Ten Spoon winery in Missoula. Handcrafting in small batches has brought out the full fruit with a satisfying depth of flavor provided by a touch of French oak. Our 2007 vintage was the Silver Medal winner in the 2009 Green Wine Competition.
Moonlight is delicious with salmon or handmade ravioli, lovely on its own.
No sulfites added
$285/case + shipping
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Ten Spoon Vineyard
4175 Rattlesnake Drive
Missoula, MT 59802
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In praise of Moonlight
“Andy Sponseller of Rattlesnake Farms in Missoula has crafted an elegant Pinot Noir from grapes grown in Oregon. The wine itself is rich purple to the eye. The nose is full of plums and ripe fruit with a hint of sweet cherries. The mouth also gets lots of ripe fruit and plums in a silky, medium-bodied feel. The finish is smooth and delicious. Rattlesnake Vineyards cannot be accused of making a ho-hum Burgundy style wine. This Pinot Noir demonstrates the legendary serendipitous results from a grape that is notoriously finicky in the field and in the making.”
“Last week I asked our alert readers to find an organic wine that didn't taste like battery acid. Several of you pointed out the Rattlesnake Creek Vineyard “Moonlight” Pinot Noir. We mentioned in the last issue that this Missoula based winery makes wine from organically grown grapes. Careful reading of the label shows that this wine is also made organically without added sulfites. I was fooled by my own prejudices when I tried the first bottle. I didn’t think a wine that tasted that good with the rich plum flavors could be organic.
“Live and learn. My sincere and profuse apologies go to the Sponsellers for lumping them in with the “battery acid” crowd. My estimation of the skill Andy and Connie have for making wine has bumped up considerably. The Wine Gallery will proudly and truthfully sell Rattlesnake Creek “Moonlight” Pinot Noir as the organic wine that stumped the experts. Add another masterpiece in the Wine Gallery. We have a wonderful wine made right here in Montana. It is organic, it tastes great, it is priced right ($16.95) and it humbled me.”
—From The Grapevine, Vol. 1, No. 3 and Vol. 1, No. 4, December 12 and 29, 2004.
Published by The Wine Gallery, Bozeman, MT