Marimar Estate Pinot Noir la Masia 2008

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Presents an underlying mix of loamy earth and gravel notes that provide the foundation, with moderately ripe plum and black cherry, ending with juicy black licorice. Drink now through 2020.

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Marimar Estate:
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

External Reviews for Marimar Estate Pinot Noir la Masia

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
11/07/2012

Presents an underlying mix of loamy earth and gravel notes that provide the foundation, with moderately ripe plum and black cherry, ending with juicy black licorice. Drink now through 2020.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Absolutely stunning, a testament to the vintage, the terroir and to the winemakerandrsquo;s impeccable hand. Itandrsquo;s delicious beyond description, offering wave after wave of cherry pie, blackberry confit, red currant, persimmon and cola flavors, finished with exciting spices. Already throwing sediment, itandrsquo;s so balanced in acids and tannins that itandrsquo;s gorgeous now, but should develop effortlessly over the next six years at the very least.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Absolutely stunning, a testament to the vintage, the terroir and to the winemaker’s impeccable hand. It’s delicious beyond description, offering wave after wave of cherry pie, blackberry confit, red currant, persimmon and cola flavors, finished with exciting spices. Already throwing sediment, it’s so balanced in acids and tannins that it’s gorgeous now, but should develop effortlessly over the next six years at the very least.




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