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Marimar Torres Estate Pinot Noir Russian River 6 2003

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Sensual aromas of black cherry and raspberry preserves, complemented by a note of nutmeg and spice from the elegant oak. The palate is fleshy and round, with plush tannins that assure a long life. Richness and concentration combine with softness and finesse in this classic example of Green Valley/Russian River Pinot. Sensual aromas of black cherry and raspberry preserves, complemented by a note of nutmeg and spice from the elegant oak. The palate is fleshy and round, with plush tannins that assure a long life. Richness and concentration combine with softness and finesse in this classic example of Green Valley/Russian River Pinot.

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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

Sensual aromas of black cherry and raspberry preserves, complemented by a note of nutmeg and spice from the elegant oak. The palate is fleshy and round, with plush tannins that assure a long life. Richness and concentration combine with softness and finesse in this classic example of Green Valley/Russian River Pinot. Sensual aromas of black cherry and raspberry preserves, complemented by a note of nutmeg and spice from the elegant oak. The palate is fleshy and round, with plush tannins that assure a long life. Richness and concentration combine with softness and finesse in this classic example of Green Valley/Russian River Pinot.

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