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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
MacMurray Ranch Russian River Pinot Noir 2004
MacMurray Ranch Russian River Pinot Noir 2004
(search item no. 88270)
The Wine News rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is a classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, with concentrated fruit flavors of deep black cherry complemented by subtle oak to add richness and depth on the finish. The secondary notes hint at the subtle spice, mushroom, forest floor or earthy notes. This wine would pair well with lamb, Pacific Northwest Salmon and mushroom risotto.
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About MacMurray Ranch:

MacMurray Ranch was purchased from the Porter family by famed actor Fred MacMurray in 1941. Fred raised his family on the ranch and they enjoyed the natural wonders of Sonoma County. Today, the ranch looks much as it did a century ago, surrounded by rail fences and framed by oak and redwood groves. Only now it is home to some of Sonoma County's finest vineyards. Aside from being beautiful, the Russian River Valley is among the premier growing regions for Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. MacMurray Ranch speaks to the legacy of the land by crafting wines from this appellation with elegance and finesse.

The wines of MacMurray Ranch are crafted with care by winemaker Susan Doyle, who has a patient, gentle approach that gets the best out of Pinot Noir and its cousin Pinot Gris. Susan is guiding the wines of MacMurray Ranch to achieve both depth and the finely nuanced range of flavors that expresses the nature of the place where they were born. With her university studies in both winegrowing and winemaking, Susan makes wines that reflect the old Burgundian sense of "terroir", the special qualities that weather, land, and the hand of man that give her wines their individual distinction.