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Marimar Estate Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2007

Member Review by heathbodell:

Dark fruit and spice on the nose. Dark cherries and nice balanced tannins.

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Winery: Marimar Estate
Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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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

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Snooth User: heathbodell
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11/18/2011

Dark fruit and spice on the nose. Dark cherries and nice balanced tannins.


External Reviews for Marimar Estate Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

11/12/2010

Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Although not at all given to a softness and, in fact, showing the bias to firmness that seems a winery trait, this well-extracted Pinot Noir leans to ripeness and comes with plenty of fruity flesh on its structural bones. Its deep, well-defined, black cherry fruit is sweetened by highlights of vanilla and crème brûlée, and, while a touch gruff at the finish just now, it is guaranteed to gain in refinement and focus with age.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. There is a strong kinship shown by all of the Marimar Pinots


11/12/2010

Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. The wines of Marimar Torres are usually concerned more with structure than wide-open opulence, and, while typically a bit tight and youthfully withdrawn, this careful, well-measured wine delivers ample fruit, sympathetic oak spice and a hint of dusty rose perfume with the promise of more to come over the next three or four years. Fans of structured Pinot Noir will find plenty to like now, but we look forward to what it becomes later on.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.


11/12/2010

Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. There is a strong kinship shown by all of the Marimar Pinots, and the common thread among them is a firm backbone of acidity. This one tempers a certain tendency to stiffness and angularity with a welcome measure of cherry- and berry-like fruit, and, if a bit dry and square at the backend, it hangs on to that fruit nicely and will be a more polished wine after relaxing for a couple of years.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.




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