Reviews of Moshin Wines
Moshin Vineyards has been recognized by many critics, journalists and institutions for our outstanding wines. Some of the comments are listed below.
2012 Moshin Vineyards Pinot Noir, Proprietor's Select, Russian River Valley - cherry, orange zest and herbs backed up by zingy acidity.
March 21, 2017
Winemaker Rick Moshin, of the eponymous Moshin Vineyards, knows a thing or two about Russian River Valley and those terroir-driven Burgundian varietals that grow so well in the appellation."
March 18, 2017
"Wineries ... There are more than 400 in Sonoma County and I had a lot of favorites. Some of the most memorable were Moshin Vineyards, which has a great selection of Pinots and whites."
Uncorked Wine Travels - Top 6 Eclectic Russian River Valley Wineries
January 30, 2017
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June 15, 2016
Comments:"#RacyRose' - Moshin Vineyards 2015 Rose' of Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley. This succulent, sexy rose' has notes of juicy grapefruit, strawberry, watermelon and hibiscus."
Melissa Vogt, Deputy Editor at Wine Advocate
May 25th, 2016
May 27th, 2014
Article: The Pinot Classic: Passport to Pinot by Melissa Vogt
Comments: "For those lucky enough to sign up for the vertical library tasting of Pinot Noir at Moshin Vineyards
—also located in Healdsburg—guests were able to taste five library Pinot Noirs from 1993-1996 and five current release Pinot Noirs from 2010-2012. This vertical library tasting is an excellent representation of Moshin Vineyards' Pinot Noir and its terroir
and ability to age well.
April 2, 2014
Article: Taste of Vail kicks off with a flurry by Kimberly Lord Stewart
"If all rosés tasted like Moshin, everyone would like rosés. It’s just complex and floral enough to get your attention."
San Jose Mercury News
August 12, 2013
Article: Five Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs You Have to Try
Comments: "A California pinot noir with a Burgundy soul."
Dan Berger, PressDemocrat.com
March 31, 2010
Article: For Rick Moshin, years of doing the work himself have paid off ...
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Comments: "Wine of the Week: 2007 Moshin Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley: A classic template for the region: with strawberry, cherry, and fine leafy complexity and a silky finish.
June 8, 2008
2006 Moshin Vineyards Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley - " ... by rights, for a Pinot Noir of this quality, the bottle should cost a lot more than it does." - S. Irene Virbila
Adam Huss, PinotNow.com
October 6, 2006
A big, juicy, and distinctive single-vineyard Pinot for what seems like a bargain price. Ripe, juicy, and full. The nose and mouth evoke strawberries and other bright fruit and sparkle with notes of pie spice.
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Dan Berger, AppellationAmerica.com
October 6, 2006
This exciting wine (Moshin 2004 Pinot Noir 115 Clone) is one of three very similar Pinots made by Moshin, with a delicate spice note that adds interest to red cherry/strawberry fruit and delicate hints of jam and clove. Superb structure, so I expect it will age nicely for a decade.
Linda Murphy, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Editor
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Westside story/Russian River Valley Veterans Raise the Standard for Pinot Noir
"2004 Moshin Vineyards Lot 4 Selection Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($35)
Texture separates great Pinot Noir from the good, and this wine's mouthfeel is gorgeous--soft yet substantial, with clean blueberry and black cherry fruit, brown spice, balanced tannins and refreshing acidity. It should age nicely."
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Dan Berger, The Press Democrat
May 6, 2006
Exceptional: 2004 Moshin Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Clone 115 ($45)
A delicate spice note adds interest to red cherry/strawberry fruit. Faint hints of jam and clove in the finish. Great structure, so it should age beautifully. Limited.
2004 Moshin Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($28)
A bit closed, but it has lovely strawberry and cherry nuances. Excellent balance.
2003 Moshin Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Lot 4 ($30)
Developed aroma of raspberry and strawberry, silky entry, succulent taste. Rick calls it “more feminine.” The wine has the richness to work with medium-weight beef dishes.
The Mountain Gazette
May 7, 2004
"On Wine" Wine Recommendations by Dave Buchanan
Already being unabashed pinot noir-philes, we headed right to the tables under that banner, where we met Rick Moshin, owner and winemaker of Moshin Vineyards in Healdsburg, CA., which is in Sonoma County along the Russian River, an area gaining a tremendous reputation for producing lush, complex and totally delicious pinot noirs. Rick Moshin might be the poster boy for why this area is riding such a crest of popularity buoyed by world-class wines. A family owned and operated vineyard and winery, Moshin carefully monitors every step of the winemaking process from planting the best clones to using only naturally-occurring yeast in what's a generally hands-off wine-making process. "Our goal is to make the best pinot noir in the world and keep it affordable," said Moshin, who also produces a syrah, a merlot, and a zinfandel. His well-received pinot is a European-style Burgundy, subtle yet well-balanced and very food-friendly. He refuses to produce his Proprietor's Select pinot noir when the grapes don't meet his strictest standards. Only 540 cases of his 2000 Pinot Noir Proprietor's Select were made and yet at $28 per bottle, it's within everyone's reach. "I don't expect to get rich doing this, I only expect to produce great wines everyone can drink," said Moshin, who this year will start work on a new three-tier, gravity-flow winery.
October 22, 2003
The Food Section's Wine Plus-Michael Franz
2001 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
"[Moshin Vineyards 2001 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is] a lovely wine with impressively delicate, subtle aromas and flavors. The light color and relatively low density suggests something wimpy is on the way, but you'll find that the wine is very expressive, offering lots of juicy cherry and strawberry fruit aromas and flavors. Pure and beautifully balanced, this is very impressive."