2015 Kelley Fox Wines Ahurani Pinot Noir

Sexy and sultry biodynamic Pinot Noir from the renowned Willamette Valley.

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The Willamette Valley in Oregon is ground zero for complex, alluring, powerful Pinot Noirs. The ridiculously talented Kelley Fox emphasises these famous regional characters through a biodynamic prism, with a range of Pinots that brim with life and length.

The Ahurani is sourced from the biodynamic Momtazi vineyard but is a touch lighter and more ethereal than the main Momtazi release. It is named after a Persian water goddess, celebrating the abundance of natural springs in the vineyard.

Black cherry, plum and undergrowth flavours are underpinned by tangy acidity and the once-hefty tannins have been integrating beautifully the last few years. 2015 was a hot year but this is wine of tremendous life.

The end result is a wine just entering its perfect drinking plateau, and that will make you feel better for having drunk it.

In my blocks at Momtazi Vineyard, the growth was far more restrained [than her other vineyards], and the set was less than or close to two tons to the acre. The compact clusters were not large at all. I knew that the wines from these would be precise and in excellent balance simply from the feeling and the energy in these blocks, and found it exciting. I can offer no explanation for this balance at Momtazi other than the wild place itself and the biodynamic farming. In fact, the alcohols of the wines for both vineyards ranged between 12.5 and 13.0%.

93 Points - "From the hallowed ground of McMinville, Oregon, location of one of my great dive bar experiences (having the older, woman bartender shirtfront and man handle a drunk farmer guy trying to fight me for being an Australian), but also the epicentre of Willamette Valley's winemaking stuff. Kelley Fox Wines I haven't seen a lot of, but what I have I have very much liked. The farming is all biodynamic here.Dark-fruited pinot noir offering ripe cherry and plummy aromas, sniffs of black olive, whiff of sweet earth or undergrowth. The palate has some depth, richness, but feels fresh and lively despite the inky nature of the fruit character. Rolls around the palate well, supple, touched by fine tannins in a web that pulls to a light tug to close. Good length, saturation of flavour and showing potential for some good cellar time too. Very enjoyable wine here." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

92 Points - "(all Momtazi fruit and no new oak) Dark red. A perfumed bouquet displays scents of fresh boysenberry, cherry and smoked meat, and a sexy oral nuance builds in the glass. Sweet and seamless in the mouth, showing very good heft and focus to the bitter cherry, dark berry and candied licorice avors. Takes a sweeter turn on the subtly tannic finish, which hangs on with strong, fruit-driven persistence." - Josh Raynolds

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