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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
MacMurray Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2004
MacMurray Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2004
(search item no. 84891)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 PinotReport rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 PinotReport rating: 92 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

California's Sonoma Coast is quickly becoming a premier growing region for Pinot Noir because of its soil and climate. MacMurray Ranch crafts wines from this region with elegance, finesse, and a distinctive sense of place.

This is a classic, bright Pinot Noir with good character and fresh fruit flavors. Expressive on the nose, this wine will reveal flavors of cherry, blackcurrant and black fruit. It is luscious and plentiful, with subtle vanilla notes that are well integrated to the fruit characteristics.

"...concentrated but gentle, with a roundness that lasts..."
-Wines & Spirits

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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.