Brave Cellars Pinot Noir Road Less Traveled 2017, Momtazi Vineyard, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Colin Smith and Tahmiene Momtazi founded Brave Cellars in the Fall of 2015. The husband-and-wife team are committed environmentalists and winemakers residing in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Brave Cellars wines are 100% sourced from Momtazi Vineyard, an acclaimed Demeter-certified Biodynamic vineyard in the McMinnville AVA. Momtazi Vineyard is nestled near the entrance to the Van Duzer corridor in Oregon’s Coast Range, enabling a unique confluence of high breezes, dryer vines, and robust tannin structures. Winemaking 7 maturation: Primary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks during 7-14 days of harvest. Once this process has completed, we age our wines in neutral oak barrels for 12 months after being racked off. After that, the wine is transferred into stainless steel tanks again for about seven to eight months. The wine is racked off again 2 or 3 times before being bottled.