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Date Printed: 11/24/2014
MacMurray Ranch Winemakers Block Pinot Noir 2011
MacMurray Ranch Winemakers Block Pinot Noir 2011
(search item no. 125234)

PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $38.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

MacMurray 2011 Winemaker's Block Selection offers an elegant expression of the Russian River Valley. Silky and smooth, the Winemaker's Block Pinot Noir reflects the cooler vintage and long growing season with its deep cherry characteristics and firm structure from the Del Rio 115 and Pommard lots and boysenberry and lavender notes from the 828 Laguna lots.
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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.