Marimar Estate

(707) 823-4365 11400 Graton Rd
Sebastopol, CA 95472
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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 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 Read more »

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  • Don Miguel Vineyard Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2009

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    Excellent Russian River chardonnay. First hit was butterscotch and honey, ripe apricot and fig. Very well balanced with a touch of oak and medium acidity. Nice long finish that coats the whole tongue, just fantastic. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Here's the report from our trip to the Russian River area and Mendocino.Our normal routine is to split one tasting and then buy one or two bottles of what tasted best.  I find that we can do an adequate job of tasting, visit a decent number of wineries and still be standing at the end of the day.  We visit places which welcome walk-ins and we al... Read More

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  • We're heading back to (my favorite wine region) Russian River the first weekend in October and are looking for advice on what to do and what to expect.  We've been to RRV several times but only during the off season.  Is there anything special we should do at this time of year, and conversely, is there anything we should avoid? Read More

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  • Pinot has been a much celebrated topic here on Snooth over the years I've participated, and it's obviously one of the more celebrated grapes in the wine world. It'll no doubt be a story line I plan on focusing on in years to come so I thought I'd start a thread, logging experiences. Sorry in advance, Greg T.Having said that, I've been mostly dis... Read More

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  • Marimar Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2006

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    Wine review by 1yesman


  • Marimar Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2006

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    Wine review by jbriseno


  • W.H. Smith Marimar Estate Pinot Noir 2008

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    Wine review by napagirl68


  • Marimar Estate Marimar Torres Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Doña Margarita 2006

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    Super jammy, raspberry, and a little wet wood/forest on the nose. A crowd pleaser, but not quite my style. Read More

    Wine review by wwalker1013


  • Marimar Torres Estate Pinot Noir "La Masia" Estate Rouge 2007

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    delicious red cherry notes combined with a little earth and pepper, easy and smooth on its own, delicate yes has a bit of bramble. Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


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