Marimar Estate Marimar Torres Pinot Noir Russian River Valley la Masia Don Miguel Vineyard 2006

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Wine Enthusiast Review Rated 93 This vineyard, in the cool Green Valley part of the valley, continues to produce outstanding, ageworthy Pinot Noirs of distinction. The 06 is a large, powerful wine, distinctly Californian, packed with cherry, cranberry, cola and spice flavors that are immature in their fresh jamminess. But with a dramatic tannin-acid structure, and a just-right touch of new French oak, it will improve in the cellar. Best after 2010. Wine Tasting Notes The aromas in this vintage reflect the classic Green Valley/Russian River fruit - raspberry, strawberry cream, Bing cherry. On the palate it is seductive and well balanced, with bright acidity and soft tannins. The elegant oak contributes a rich texture that rounds out the captivating mouthfeel and adds a note of lively spice.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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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
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Wine Enthusiast Review Rated 93 This vineyard, in the cool Green Valley part of the valley, continues to produce outstanding, ageworthy Pinot Noirs of distinction. The 06 is a large, powerful wine, distinctly Californian, packed with cherry, cranberry, cola and spice flavors that are immature in their fresh jamminess. But with a dramatic tannin-acid structure, and a just-right touch of new French oak, it will improve in the cellar. Best after 2010. Wine Tasting Notes The aromas in this vintage reflect the classic Green Valley/Russian River fruit - raspberry, strawberry cream, Bing cherry. On the palate it is seductive and well balanced, with bright acidity and soft tannins. The elegant oak contributes a rich texture that rounds out the captivating mouthfeel and adds a note of lively spice.

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