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88 points Robert Parker: More interesting and complex is the 2009 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast (88,000 cases produced). It...Read more...
Dark and rich in the glass. Expressively perfumed with aromas of crushed cherry along with strawberry and currant. More swirling gives way to an ... Read more
Great red and black fruit. Good structure and nicely layered flavors. Nice! 92 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12 Read more
On the nose I found aromas of pepper, road tar and just a slight hint of a mineral whiff. This Pinot Noir is ready right now and was very drinkabl... Read more
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Dark and rich in the glass. Expressively perfumed with aromas of crushed cherry along with strawberry and currant. More swirling gives way to an earthniess and toasty oak influence. Very pretty fruit. Lush on the palate with vivid acidity and red and blackberry fruit. Raspberry, bramble fruit, pomegranate and some light spice in the way of herbs and osky spice. Some cinnamon and even suggestions of clove. Very tasty and richly textured. Dry finish.
Great red and black fruit. Good structure and nicely layered flavors. Nice! 92 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12
On the nose I found aromas of pepper, road tar and just a slight hint of a mineral whiff. This Pinot Noir is ready right now and was very drinkable with a nice amount of acidity and tannins and a slender bit of oak and strawberries. Not a deeply complex wine but I found it very enjoyable.
This wine feels like cherries bursting in your mouth with every sip. I tried several California pinot noir wines recently and this one got my attention right out of the bottle. I ran right out and bought more.
External Reviews for MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir Winemaker's Block Selection Russian River Valley
Showing the brisk acidity of this cool coastal appellation, MacMurray's '05 Pinot is bright in red and black cherry, raspberry, cola, licorice, vanilla and smoky oak flavors. The wine isn't an ager, but it's a rich, fairly complex wine to drink now. Easy to find, with 25,000 cases produced.
The 2004 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast shows some toasty oak intermixed with plum, cherry, and underbrush. It is medium-bodied, soft, and ideal for drinking over the next 2-3 years.
Currently hard and tart in acids and tannins, but loaded with sweet, ripe fruit, this Pinot is silky enough to drink now, which most consumers probably will. But if you give it until sometime in 2010, the cherries, cola, sandalwood and spices will mesh and improve.
Slightly more structured, darker-colored, richer, and muscular is the 2007 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast. It reveals floral notes along with sweet, autumnal vegetation, black cherry, and spice characteristics in its well-made, medium-bodied style.
Kind of unripe and thin, with tobacco, beet and herb flavors, although a touch of black cherry helps. The texture is smooth, but the finish is a little watery.
The other Pinots include the tart, sweet and sour cherry, pomegranate, mossy, austere 2008 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast. Prices are very fair, and these Pinots should be drunk in their first 3-4 years of life.
From the former ranch of Hollywood star Fred MacMurray comes this lovely Pinot Noir, showing terrific intensity with plush, mouthcoating red-berry fruit ripeness. A very good value in California Pinot Noir.
88 points Robert Parker: More interesting and complex is the 2009 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast (88,000 cases produced). It exhibits classic Burgundian notes of forest floor, sweet black cherries, pomegranate and raspberries. This earthy, spicy, richly fruity, medium-bodied Pinot should be consumed over the next 3-4 years. (Feb 2011)
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