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Macmurray Ranch Winemaker's Block Pinot Noir 2014

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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

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Winery: MacMurray Ranch
Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Editorial Reviews for Macmurray Ranch Winemaker's Block Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
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


Member Reviews for Macmurray Ranch Winemaker's Block Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: raindance
2001541,834
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 09/20/2014

Shared with our wine buddies The Gilmores. Very, very classy and paired well with Mary's close to brilliant stuffed flank steak.


Snooth User: CageyT
2840241,562
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 09/23/2011

somewhat interesting notes of berries and vanilla, but overall kind of ho-hum.


Snooth User: jporter
392012100
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/12/2011

A really good Riesling for under $10. Perhaps a little sweet though not objectionable.


Snooth User: jporter
392012100
0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/30/2011

Another $20+ Pinot that's worth the money. Had it at Ciatti's and loved it. Pairs superbly with Caprese Salad.


Snooth User: jpasmore
38452769
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/21/2010

Wow - $18 bucks for a glass of this at the W on Lexington ave. Note to self, check Snooth prior ordering. Sweet and young - agree with the 3 glass rating.


Snooth User: PineGroveDave
7070318
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/01/2011

Allow me to preface this review by stating that I am not a wine aficionado and began drinking reds for my heart. I've only been drinking reds for less than a year but I do like a good Pinot Noir. This is the first Pinot I've felt compelled to review as it's one of the tastiest I've tried. Beautiful aroma and taste. We'll definitely be purchasing this again.


External Reviews for Macmurray Ranch Winemaker's Block Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2008 11/12/2010

Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Nicely stated red cherry fruit with touches of black cherries and a bright, energetic, not quite developed side makes the early going in this somewhat supple, slightly flesh, never soft bottling. Young in its fruit with good volume to its cherryish flavors and plenty of depth to hold off somewhat coarse tannins at this writing, the wine seems bound to improve for three to six years and is more likely to fit in with savory beef dishes than with something on the more refined side.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.


Vintage: 2008 07/05/2011

"Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Nicely stated red cherry fruit with touches of black cherries and a bright


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

The largest cuvee by far with 42,000 cases made, this will be the one most seen on shelves. It features plenty of sweet-seeming upfront toast and caramel, gradually showing crisper, cherry-driven flavors, until it ends on a citrusy note.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

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 3ndash;4 years of life.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Doyle blended this fresh and juicy pinot noir from several vineyards, including Olson Ranch in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Deftly balanced, therersquo;s a floral sensation that lasts in this wine, lifting its sweet strawberry fruit. A satisfying pinot to serve with roast chicken.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 07/13/2010

Grapes from premier Central Coast vineyards including Olson Ranch in the Santa Lucia Highlands contributed to the final blend of this wine. A Pinot with classic aromas from the cool micro- climates of the Central Coast, this wine showcases flavors of red cherry, cola, and briar complimented by nuances of sweet vanilla.


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