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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
MacMurray Ranch Winemakers Block Pinot Noir 2009
MacMurray Ranch Winemakers Block Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 112131)
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Winemaker's Block Selection Pinot Noir is big and voluptuous on the palate. We kept each block separate during fermentation to let the individual terroir of each vineyard block flourish before blending. The result: Lush aromas of red and black fruit, cinnamon and spice meld with intense notes of cherry, black currant and truffles on the palate. A silky texture of sweet oak gives way to expressive hints of vanilla and chocolate on the lingering finish.
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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.