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Marimar Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2006

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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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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

Member Reviews for Marimar Estate Winery Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: constab
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2.50 5
07/16/2011

For the retail price was pretty disappointed. Got a great deal on Lot18 but still wasn't blown away.


Snooth User: jbriseno
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3.00 5
08/27/2012

Three glasses


External Reviews for Marimar Estate Winery Pinot Noir

11/12/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. It may be the most pricey of Marimar's Pinots, and it comes with an extra year of age, but this tart and comparatively underfilled wine never quite finds the fruit of its younger mates. Its increasingly obvious acidity sticks out like the proverbial sore thumb and pushes the wine's nominal tannins into unwelcome prominence.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. It may be the most pricey of Marimar's Pinots



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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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