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Macmurray Ranch Macmurray Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2006

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Wine Tasting Notes This is a classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, with concentrated fruit flavors of deep black cherry complemented by subtle oak to add richness and depth on the finish. The secondary notes hint at the subtle spice, mushroom, forest floor or earthy notes. This wine would pair well with lamb, Pacific Northwest Salmon and mushroom risotto.

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Member Reviews for Macmurray Ranch Macmurray Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: Trulyblues
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4.00 5
03/15/2009

I'm more inclined to a full-bodied zinfandel or cab than PN which I normally find a bit weak and wishy-washy. However I loved this one for its rich cherry fruit and slightly sweet spice undertone. Really pleasant lingering finish that left the same feeling as cloves after a bite of apple pie.


Snooth User: George Parkinson
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4.00 5
07/23/2009

great value. color - red apple; nose-cherry; mouth red fruit & ceday; finish- soft yet coating; buy it, drink it.


Snooth User: Wine Fire
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3.00 5
09/13/2010

Mild nose with delicate floral perfume, rose, faint cherry and red berries, blackberry, clay, white pepper, vanilla, and spice. Heat of spice greets first taste, followed by cherry and floral notes, blackberry undertones, cherry pops, clay, and more spice with slight pepper and vanilla on fairly short finish. Not a powerful or complex wine -- indistinctive.


Snooth User: chhabrar
34667687
3.00 5
01/09/2010

medium


Snooth User: Peternywine
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3.50 5
09/12/2009

This Mac Murray pinot noir is a lot of wine for the price. A wine I would enjoy over and over again.


Snooth User: shessolucky
35625140
3.50 5
01/17/2010

Strong cherry notes. Flavorful, quite nice.


Snooth User: SDWineLover13
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3.50 5
02/01/2008

This was a Pinot we liked a couple vintages ago, (2004?), but have since stayed away after hearing it was taken over by Gallo. We braved a 2006 last night and we were not disappointed. This is a good everyday Pinot with flavors of cherry, cranberry and clove spice. A.


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External Reviews for Macmurray Ranch Macmurray Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesMacMurray Ranch Central Coast Pinot Noir possesses an expressive fruit character, exhibiting bright aromas of blue and red fruits of cherry, ripe blueberries and dark current. The flavors are melded together with earthy notes, balanced perfectly with the nuance of sweet vanilla from the oak aging.


External Review
04/01/2008

Macmurray Ranch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast The Fred Macmurray ranch in the Russian River produces the finest inexpensive Pinot made in America. Delicious soft, spicy red fruits with fresh acidity and a charming, mouth coating warmth on the finish. Perfect with Turkey!


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Riper in style that the Sonoma Coast wine, this is fat with saturated black raspberry and spice. Oak plays a role in the spiciness, bringing out a bay leaf edge, suggesting a dinner of roast pork with a dry rub of sage and bay.


External Review
08/25/2008

The Fred Macmurray ranch in the Russian River produces the finest inexpensive Pinot made in America. Delicious soft, spicy red fruits with fresh acidity and a charming, mouth coating warmth on the finish. Perfect with Turkey!


External Review
03/09/2010

The 2006 Central Coast growing season began with a cool, wet spring, which led to a late bud-break in March. A heat spike in July brought the ripening back on schedule and a cool August and September adding to the grape clusters' time on the vine. October saw another bump in temperature and by the middle of the month, one of the longest harvests on record was completed. The long hang-time and late ripening produced fruit with intense varietal flavors.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This wine does indeed come from the ranch that Fred MacMurray bought as a retreat from his Hollywood duties as television's most famous father of three ("My Three Sons") and the silver screen's most famous disgruntled insurance salesman ("Double Indemnity"). The Pinot Noir produced here is some of the state's best, good enough to attract the attention of the Gallos, who recently bought the property from MacMurray's daughter. Ripe, shapely and plush, with bing cherry and sandlewood aromas and flavors.


External Review
06/17/2014

A real bargain with its combination of great pinot fruit and cool weather winemaking, it features a nose with cherry, strawberry and high-tone spicy notes. On the palate, the weight and fruit is balanced by the acidity and elegance. It has a medium-long finish, with the flavors and focus maintaining presence the entire time.


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Wine Tasting Notes This is a classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, with concentrated fruit flavors of deep black cherry complemented by subtle oak to add richness and depth on the finish. The secondary notes hint at the subtle spice, mushroom, forest floor or earthy notes. This wine would pair well with lamb, Pacific Northwest Salmon and mushroom risotto.

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