Vision Cellars Marin County Pinot Noir 1997

Pinot Noir from California

Limit 12 bottles per customer
Item No. 28747
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Mac McDonald, the winemaker and owner of Vision Cellars, makes pinot like Robert DeNiro dominates a scene. Powerful, charismatic, and seemingly relentless, this wine redefines pinot as you've known it. Very dark and extracted in the glass, with a huge nose of fruit, earth, coffee and truffles that are almost overpowering. With air the wine softens a bit, and that's when you notice the persistent finish. This is a whopper of a wine and just about as unforgettable as DeNiro wielding a baseball bat.

Charles Schwab got his start picking apples and selling magazines door to door. Hewlett Packard started in an old barn. They all had clear visions of their dreams, and Mac McDonald, winemaker and owner of Vision Cellars, is no exception.

Most of us remember our first wine tasting epiphany - that moment when you FINALLY understood the magic in the bottle. Growing up in East Texas helping his father make corn whiskey, Mac had his epiphany with a taste of 1952 Burgundy and that was all she wrote. This wine comes from a small vineyard near Petaluma, CA, and is made at Caymus Vineyards in Rutherford. 1997 was his first release, at just about 400 cases, and an excellent example of dreams (or visions) fulfilled.

Learn About Vision Cellars

Vision Cellars is a passionate small boutique winery specializing in Pinot Noir. Established in 1995, the first release was the 1997 vintage. Their goal is to extract the essence of the Pinot Noir grape by obtaining the highest quality fruit possible. They are very proud of their accomplishments thus far and strive to continue their education and process toward that goal.

Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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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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