Macmurray Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

MacMurray Ranch 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is crafted using select fruit from premier vineyards in the Russian River Valley. This elegant California red offers rich berry fruit character with hints of lavendar and oak, silky smooth texture and a nice finish.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.5535638297872 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add

Editorial Reviews for Macmurray Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,212
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 11/18/2013

Clean, almost sharp on the nose with a subtle jammy edge to the slow to emerge black raspberry, orange marmalade and floral aromas that lay over a spicy, soy edged oak imprint. Round, seamless and easy in the mouth with lots of cranberry and wild cherry fruit.There’s a subtle touch of herb here along with some light milk chocolate notes and wood spice. A little four square in the mouth with a tight, somewhat dry, woody finish. 86pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,212
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 12/09/2010

Lots of cola on the nose with cedary oak, crushed raspberries, ash, vanilla and lilac aromas. Medium-bodied and elegant on entry with a rich but soft texture. There’s a bit of noticeable tannin here, which makes the entry a bit halting, but it regains its focus on the mid-palate, offering up dark, chocolate and root beer-framed berry fruit. The tannins show up again on the finish, which has spice toasty oak but is cut short by the powdery tannins. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,212
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/12/2009

Sweet and darkly spicy with a candied blackberry tone and a hint of black pepper over slightly weedy and slightly wood sweetened fruit. Quite acidic in the mouth with a small ball of sweet, dark cherry fruit framed by a ton of acid, that leads to a woody finish with astringent tannins and a metallic tone. 83pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,212
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 10/01/2009

With light oak and toast notes on the nose this starts off on the dark side but adds nice cherry pie fruit tones on the palate that are soft and supple. there's a touch of vanilla and baking spice on the backend before the black cherry fruit powers through on the medium length finish. This lacks some detail but makes up for it with its balanced depth of fruit. 87pts


Member Reviews for Macmurray Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Add your review
Snooth User: pboss
1443772475
3.50 5
01/02/2014

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Mr Dolce
4535423,403
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 01/01/2014

Vibrant red berry notes with a medium bodied mouth feel soft and savory finish.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/12/2013

Touch of heat on the nose with youthful acidity and aromas of cedar dust, ripe raspberry, strawberry and pomegranate with hints of crisp cranberry. Some light, herbal peppery notes. Tad hot on the palate due to both alcohol and high acid. Slightly abrasive, but should burn off with time. Pretty, aromatic red berry fruit with nice cedar notes. Flavors of currant, raspberry, cranberry and some red cherry. Nice flavor, but the heat takes away from the experience. Chilling it a touch might help, or simply waiting it out. 86 pts.


Snooth User: Wencis Jude Acosta
13357247,259
4.30 5
Vintage: 2010 11/11/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
7729671,563
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/07/2014

Great fruit flavors and balance. A bit darker in color than most Pinots. Easy to drink.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/08/2012

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.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/30/2012

Great red and black fruit. Good structure and nicely layered flavors. Nice! 92 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12


1 2 3 4 5  ...  7

External Reviews for Macmurray Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2014

With classic raspberry, cherry and sandalwood flavors, wrapped into a delicately crisp mouthfeel, this is a classic Russian River Pinot for drinking now. Everything about it suggests beef, whether it’s in a taco or a full-fledged steak.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2014

A rich, expressive style, with deep, tannin-laced blackberry, raspberry, spice and herb notes. Full-blown, focused and persistent. Drink now through 2022.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 01/13/2014

From the home property, the 2011 Pinot Noir Russian River (13.6% natural alcohol) reveals a more earthy, cinnamon, clove, autumnal, vegetative style with plenty of cherry fruit and spice as well as a surprisingly complex style for a $28 wine. There are 50,000 cases of this lovely Pinot that can be drunk over the next 2–3 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 01/13/2014

Complex, with a mix of berry, loamy earth, spice and cedar flavors, ending with edgy tannins that impart a drying sensation. Drink now through 2017.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 10/24/2013

Medium-weight, this subtle style is most interesting on the finish, where the dried berry, spice and anise flavors are woven together. Ends with dry tannins. Drink now through 2018.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 10/24/2013

Slightly more serious is the 2010 Pinot Noir Russian River, which comes from five separate Gallo-owned vineyards and is aged nine months in mostly French oak. It exhibits pomegranate, plum and red currant notes intermixed with leafy, herbal undertones. Round, generous and pure, it should drink well for 3–4 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 03/09/2010

The Central Coast winegrowing region runs along nearly 250 miles of stunning California coastline. The region extends from San Francisco in the north all the way down to Santa Barbara in the south. The Central Coast region is planted to over 100,000 acres of wine grapes and includes 27 distinct appellations such as Sta. Rita Hills, Monterey, Santa Lucia Highlands, Santa Barbara County, and San Luis Obispo County. The cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean and the diversity of soil types found in the Central Coast produce site-specific Pinot Noir grapes that lend themselves to blending harmonious wines.


1 2 3 4 5  ...  8


All Prices

Shipping to:

MacMurray Ranch 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is crafted using select fruit from premier vineyards in the Russian River Valley. This elegant California red offers rich berry fruit character with hints of lavendar and oak, silky smooth texture and a nice finish.

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Pinot Noir Top Lists








Snooth Media Network