Marcassin Three Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir 2004
Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California
"Shows wonderful purity of flavor, brimming with ripe blackberry, wild berry and blueberry fruit that's rich yet delicate and light on its feet. This gains depth and richness on the finish, where the texture is smooth."
"The 2004 Pinot Noirs are more near-term propositions than the more structured, backward 2005s. The 2004 Pinot Noir Three Sisters displays a dark ruby/plum color and notes of root vegetables intermixed with sweet plum, raspberry, and gamey, foresty scents. The wine has terrific fruit, medium to full body, no hard edges, and an opulent, almost lavish finish that goes on for 50+ seconds."
The Wine Advocate
"Good full, deep red-ruby. Raspberry, smoke and mocha on the nose, along with some leather and barnyard notes. Then fat, sweet and lush in the mouth, with lovely shape to its raspberry and brown spice flavors. Less sauvage than the nose suggests. Finishes very long and smooth, with rather lush tannins."
International Wine Cellar
I did the deed with triplets after drinking this. I give it one big "thumb" up
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If you haven"t heard of Helen Turley, or tasted one of her wines, you"ve definitely not been paying close enough attention to the wines coming out of California in the last 10 years. She is arguably one of the most influential winemakers in the business, receiving critical acclaim for almost every wine she touches. Aside from her own boutique winery, Marcassin, which she runs with...
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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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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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