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Maritime Vineyard 2005

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The 2005 Maritime Ridge Pinot Noir is from a variety of carefully chosen vineyards all located just miles from the Pacific Ocean. Given the proprietary name, Maritime Vineyard by Bill and Joan Smith, this wine is a perfect blend of fruit from the Hellenthal Vineyard, Phelps Vineyard in Freestone, Umino and Twin Hill Vineyard in the Petaluma Gap area of the Sonoma Coast Region. Most of these vineyards sit on ridges with south-facing slopes that benefit from long days of direct sun and the coastal fog. All of these vineyards are in the Sonoma Coast Appellation. This vintage of Maritime Vineyard shows a complex yet well proportioned balance of velvet tannins, voluptuous fruit and a long finish. Roasted lamb or duck and classic French dishes like Cog au Vin, or Beef Bourgogne are the most desirable food match with this wine.

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W. H. Smith Wines:
Curious by nature and eager to embrace new adventures, it didn’t take much for friend and winemaker Helen Turley to inspire in Bill the desire to try his hand at Pinot Noir. In 1992, under a new W. H. Smith Wines label, the Smiths released their first vintage of Sonoma County Pinot Noir. Passionate for Pinot, in 1994 Bill and Joan purchased 360 acres along the Sonoma Coast on a ridge high above... Read more
Curious by nature and eager to embrace new adventures, it didn’t take much for friend and winemaker Helen Turley to inspire in Bill the desire to try his hand at Pinot Noir. In 1992, under a new W. H. Smith Wines label, the Smiths released their first vintage of Sonoma County Pinot Noir. Passionate for Pinot, in 1994 Bill and Joan purchased 360 acres along the Sonoma Coast on a ridge high above the town of Cazadero. The first vintage of Maritime Ridge Vineyards—the Smith's rising star—was harvested in 2002 and was released in the spring of 2004. Read less
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05/18/2009

Four and a half glasses


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/02/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Smith Wines, W H Pinot Noir Maritime Vineyard 750ml



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The 2005 Maritime Ridge Pinot Noir is from a variety of carefully chosen vineyards all located just miles from the Pacific Ocean. Given the proprietary name, Maritime Vineyard by Bill and Joan Smith, this wine is a perfect blend of fruit from the Hellenthal Vineyard, Phelps Vineyard in Freestone, Umino and Twin Hill Vineyard in the Petaluma Gap area of the Sonoma Coast Region. Most of these vineyards sit on ridges with south-facing slopes that benefit from long days of direct sun and the coastal fog. All of these vineyards are in the Sonoma Coast Appellation. This vintage of Maritime Vineyard shows a complex yet well proportioned balance of velvet tannins, voluptuous fruit and a long finish. Roasted lamb or duck and classic French dishes like Cog au Vin, or Beef Bourgogne are the most desirable food match with this wine.

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