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 episode of Pinot Blanc, tending towards monologues of ripe apricot and even lychee.
Act I is entitled: ‘Floral scents in the nose are pure honeysuckle alight on a cool breeze…’ Then the grizzled director cuts to a shock of acidity that beckons you back again.
Act II opens with a playful back-and-forth of the mineral laden mid-palate and a lilting tune of a green grass finish.
Act III is seldom noticed over your mile-wide smile.
|Vintage:||2018||Grape Varietals:||100% Pinot Blanc||ABV:||12.5%|
|Production:||400 9-liter cases|
At Maysara Winery & Momtazi Vineyard, we are committed to cap-turing the complete expression of our land and conveying it to you through superior quality in every bottle. We practice only low-impact, holistic farming methods in our Demeter Certified Biodynamic Vineyard. We are confident these practices are the best way to capture the true essence of the soil in our fruit and ensure health of our vines and the unique accent of our terroir for generations. This philosophy is carried into the cellar, where Demeter Certified Biodynamic wine-making practices produce wines with intensity, sophistication and elegance while maintaining a purity of both fruit and earth.
Harvest date: September 27, 2018
100% stainless steel tanks.
Bottling in April 2019.
Stellar with the firmer cheeses, fresh, ripe fruit and subtly herbed seafood.
|Item number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|OR1EE475009PBS||750ml||12||Glass||8 24034 00007 8||1 08 24034 00007 5||$19.99|
"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