Marimar Estate Marimar Torres Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Unfiltered Estate Grown Don Miguel Vineyard 2006

Member Review by hipergas:

The '06 showed a lot of promise ealry on, i seems to be going through a quiet stage right now.

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Marimar Estate:
Nestled in the rolling hills of western Sonoma County, the Russian River/Green Valley appellation is a perfect microclimate for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Only 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 50 miles north of San Francisco, the site is influenced by the sea's cooling breezes and drifting fog. That is why Marimar Torres selected this privileged location to "export" the Torres family... Read more
Nestled in the rolling hills of western Sonoma County, the Russian River/Green Valley appellation is a perfect microclimate for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Only 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 50 miles north of San Francisco, the site is influenced by the sea's cooling breezes and drifting fog. That is why Marimar Torres selected this privileged location to "export" the Torres family legacy of fine wines to California. Marimar came to live in California in 1975. After two years of searching, she acquired the land and began planting the vineyard in 1986. Today there are 30 acres planted with Chardonnay and 30 with Pinot Noir. The wines are made entirely from estate-grown grapes. Named in honor of the late patriarch of the family, the vineyard is unique in California because it is totally European in style. The vines are trained very close to the ground on an open vertical trellis, following the slope of an east-facing hillside; the rootstocks are phylloxera resistant; and the planting density is 2000 vines per acre, four times more than is traditional in California. Such high density promotes root competition and diminishes vigor, naturally reducing the output per vine. Read less

Member Reviews for Marimar Estate Marimar Torres Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Unfiltered Estate Grown Don Miguel Vineyard

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Snooth User: hipergas
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3.50 5
06/16/2009

The '06 showed a lot of promise ealry on, i seems to be going through a quiet stage right now.


Snooth User: hipergas
74309230
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/05/2008

A very good Russian River Pinot Noir, the Don Miguel Vineyard has a beautiful balance. It's elegant, with brimming fruit and forest floor aromas. Dings on complexity and body, but the balance is irreproachable.

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Snooth User: jforsythe62
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 11/28/2010

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 02/28/2010

- Tasted 2/27/10


Snooth User: dutchpet
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 09/13/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: CarlosToro
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2000 02/20/2008

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Marimar Estate Marimar Torres Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Unfiltered Estate Grown Don Miguel Vineyard

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Vintage: 2004 01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewDark-hued and tannic, with a mix of loamy earth, dried cherry and wild berry fruit that turns firm, ending with a complex flavor of dry forest floor. Drink now through 2011.Wine Tasting NotesThis is an outstanding vintage, seductive and rich, with aromas of blackberry and forest floor. The palate is fleshy, with firm tannins and toasty oak rounding out the silky mouthfeel. Notes of dark chocolate and spice show up in the end and contribute complexity to this sensual, captivating Pinot Noir.




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