Martin Ray Pinot Noir 2006

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No mistaking this wine for anything but Pinot Noir! It’s got the hallmark ripe sweet cherry and strawberry aromas in the bouquet with vanilla and spice adding layers of complexity. Dense, velvety fruit and plump round tannins fill your mouth leading to a smooth finish with a mysterious smoky flavor.View our video review of this wine!

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Martin Ray Winery:
Martin Ray Winery started in Saratoga California in the WW2 era. Martin Ray was a viticulture student of Paul Masson. This location was established in 1881 as the Twin Fir Winery. This historic site is distinguished as the oldest winery in continuous operation in Sonoma County and one of the oldest wineries in California. Some of the old grape crush barns from the original days still exist. If ... Read more
Martin Ray Winery started in Saratoga California in the WW2 era. Martin Ray was a viticulture student of Paul Masson. This location was established in 1881 as the Twin Fir Winery. This historic site is distinguished as the oldest winery in continuous operation in Sonoma County and one of the oldest wineries in California. Some of the old grape crush barns from the original days still exist. If you are offered a tour of the old barns, gleefully accept the invitation. The Martin Ray Winery buildings would make a great movie locale. Check out the dozen old concrete vats. Each vat holds 33,000 gallons! Martin Ray Winery production began here in 2003. 9 varietals and some bulk wine blends are made. The reserve wines are silky smooth, loaded with flavor. Prices are very reasonable for these high quality wines. Read less
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Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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Member Reviews for Martin Ray Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: SDWineLover13
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4.00 5
08/16/2008

This is a great Pinot Noir. It has many of the flavors and characteristics we love from some of the great pinots, like William Seylem, Sea Smoke and Mueller. A must have at this price point, which is totally reasonable. Slightly fruit forward but not sweet, a light earthiness like a Burgundian pinot. V.


Snooth User: Lee3261
2632815
4.00 5
09/24/2009

A very "pretty" wine. A good value. Lovely nose, and the plum and blackberry flavors were very dominant. Paired very nicely with (of all things) turkey meatloaf.


Snooth User: arianrhodblue
14634414
4.50 5
03/05/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Martin Ray Pinot Noir

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

winemaker?s notes When it comes to Pinot Noir, we apply traditional Burgundian winemaking techniques. The key to our winemaking is the ?intuitive? approach of understanding when to step back and not to over manipulate the wine. Our goal is to allow


External Review
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Silver Medal


External Review
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal



No mistaking this wine for anything but Pinot Noir! It’s got the hallmark ripe sweet cherry and strawberry aromas in the bouquet with vanilla and spice adding layers of complexity. Dense, velvety fruit and plump round tannins fill your mouth leading to a smooth finish with a mysterious smoky flavor.View our video review of this wine!

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