Autees is the ancient Persian Goddess that protects all plants, animals and trees on Earth. She is the protector of life and all things that grow.
A slightly richer style of the Pinot Blanc grape, tending towards ripe fruit notes of apricot and even lychee. The floral scents in the nose are honeysuckle alight on a cool breeze. The upright acidity beckon you back again, with ample minerality on the dry, clean finish. Stellar with the firmer cheeses, fresh, ripe fruit and subtly herbed seafood.
Stellar with the firmer cheeses, fresh, ripe fruit and subtly herbed seafood.
"The 2017 Pinot Blanc Autees Momtazi Vineyard has a pretty nose of fresh quince and green pear with nuances of lemon pith, white blossoms and acacia honey. It’s light to medium-bodied, lively and refreshing with good concentration of tree fruits and lovely floral/honey accents, with refreshing acidity and a long, pleasantly phenolic finish. Yum! 440 cases produced. - Erin Brooks"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Interim November 2018), 90 pts
"While pinot gris is better known among white wines in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Maysara makes a good case for pinot blanc with this exceptional bottling. Fermented totally in stainless steel, its racy fruit flavors seem to be channeled directly from an orchard. Certified biodynamic. ABV: 12 percent. - Dave McIntyre"
- Washington Post (March 2019), *** Exceptional - GREAT VALUE
"There is a distinctly sweet edge to this wine, suggesting that some residual sugar remains. Flavors and scents show honey and peach, with a hint of apple tart as well. Though made entirely in stainless steel, there's a light streak of caramel in the finish."
- Wine Enthusiast (April 2018), 88 pts
Maysara winery is nestled in the foothills of the McMinnville AVA, in Oregon's Willamette Valley. The Momtazi family is dedicated to biodynamic farming practices. What makes Maysara unique is that ...