MacPhail Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011
Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.1%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
This iconic Pinot has the classic Pratt nose: hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and pie spices with just a touch of pepper. Her grippy tannins bring texture and complexity leading to flavors of sour cherry and cranberry. She’s a full-bodied wine with the long lingering finish that you’ve come to expect.
"Because of the relatively low alcohol, this Pinot has a refreshingly delicate mouthfeel. It’s also tart in acidity, giving the flavors a bright bite. And those flavors are dazzling, suggesting sour red cherry candy, ripe Christmas persimmons and cranberry preserves. Such a pretty wine, and it will age well through at least 2020."
"Deep ruby color; lush, dense and ripe with cherry fruit and
bright acidity; fresh, balanced and complex."
"Bright ruby-red. An exotic perfume entices with candied red fruits, incense and spicecake, along with a smoky nuance that builds in the glass. Offers spicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors, with suggestions of cola and vanilla lending sweetness. Finishes long and juicy, with zesty mineral lift, supple tannins and an echo of Asian spices."
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James MacPhail grew up just north of San Francisco in Marin County where, since the 1880s, members of his father"s family have been pillars of the local business community. James" mother was raised on a dairy farm in western Sonoma County; she remained tied to her Tomales Bay community, regularly engaging James in the lives of the region's farming families. A passion for business...
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Learn About Sonoma County
Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...
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Learn About Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...
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