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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
MacMurray Ranch Russian River Pinot Noir 2008
MacMurray Ranch Russian River Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 110245)

PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $29.99

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
2004 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 red and black fruits. Deep black cherry notes are complimented by subtle oak to add richness and depth to the finish. This is an earthy wine with nuances of brown spice that will pair well with rack of lamb, grilled salmon and Shitake 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.