Last month we featured a Chardonnay called Bread & Butter, a name that fits considering the "buttery" component that oak barrels add to Chardonnay. How it relates to a Pinot Noir is questionable, but one not worth asking when the wine is this good.
It's what we expect when we get a wine from Stefano Migotto and Dario de Conte of Ca' Momi. Ca' Momi, Italian for "House of Momi", is the name of the Stefano's and Dario's family home in Italy.
It was named from a local legend Momi dea Bionda and his obsession with the the estate he called home. Momi's protective spirit is still watching over their property. The wines are a celebration of his passions and his quest for the simple pleasures of life! And now it's in Napa.
The winery was founded in 2006. Stefano is a third generation distiller from Northern Italy who also worked at the family winery in the Veneto where he honed his winemaking skills.
After running the winery for 12 years, he and Dario decided to give California a look and what he saw in the Napa Valley made him want to stay for good.
Everything you could want from great Pinot Noir is here except the price. Lovely sweet/tart cherry and spice follow the cotton candy, mint and earth tones on the palate.
It finishes with everything that was promised in the nose leaving a breath of nuanced flavors that leave you breathless.