MacPhail Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 124840
  • TP93
  • PR91
  • WE90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.3%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

It's always fun to see what happens when great things come together, and never more so than in this vintage of this Sonoma Coast wine. Intense black fruits on the nose, offering black cherry, plum and hints of sandalwood and tea. Raise your glass and enjoy a wine with soft acidity and a plush mouthfeel, with flavors of dark plum, sour black cherry, a touch of spice and rich tobacco leaf, in the traditional manner. Linger a while with this beauty while considering the wonder of the Sonoma Coast.

Critical Acclaim

"Silky and juicy with tangy acidity and lovely fresh cherry and raspberry; lively, balanced and complex with bright, fresh flavors and a long finish."
93 Points

"Medium-deep ruby color; deep, dark cherry and berry aromas with spice and forest floor notes; complex, rich and deep cherry flavors with layers of earth and spice notes; silky texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Complex, rich Pinot that is just beginning to show itself."
91 Points

"The winery has held back release on this Pinot considerably longer than their vineyard--designated wines. It’s softly tannic and silky in the mouth, with concentrated raspberry and cherry jam, brown sugar, vanilla bean and spice flavors."
90 Points

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Learn About MacPhail

James MacPhail grew up just north of San Francisco in Marin County where, since the 1880s, members of his father"s family have been pillars of the local business community. James" mother was raised on a dairy farm in western Sonoma County; she remained tied to her Tomales Bay community, regularly engaging James in the lives of the region's farming families. A passion for business...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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