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Marimar Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2005

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Named after the late patriarch of the Torres family the organic vineyard is located in the Green Valley one of Sonoma County's coolest growing regions; its proximity to the Pacific Ocean provides an extended growing season and allows the grapes to develop slowly to full intensity. The aromas are classic black cherry/wild berry fruit and the palate is intense round and silky with velvety but firm tannins. Richness and concentration combine with softness and elegance.

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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 Winery Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
02/04/2009

Austere and tannic, yet with a tight beam of dried cherry, earth, mineral and sage, veering to dryness on the finish. Drink now through 2010. 655 cases made. by Wine Spectator This is Marimar?s first Sonoma Coast Pinot, and the result is promising.



Named after the late patriarch of the Torres family the organic vineyard is located in the Green Valley one of Sonoma County's coolest growing regions; its proximity to the Pacific Ocean provides an extended growing season and allows the grapes to develop slowly to full intensity. The aromas are classic black cherry/wild berry fruit and the palate is intense round and silky with velvety but firm tannins. Richness and concentration combine with softness and elegance.

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