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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
MacRostie Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
MacRostie Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 116021)
boutique wine


PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Very dark garnet in color, with a big, dark, black cherry nose, it shows hints of root beer, exotic spices, dark chocolate, and toast. The palate is rich, juicy, and round, with more chocolate and rich, ripe boysenberry flavors. A wine with deep structure but not the slightest trace of harshness, its finish just goes on and on.
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About Macrostie:

MacRostie Winery and Vineyards was founded by winemaker Steve MacRostie in 1987. As a believer in the unique character of Carneros fruit, and an innovative winemaker pioneering a more fresh and sophisticated style of Chardonnay, Steve dedicated himself to crafting wines embodying an authentic sense of place. In 1992, realizing the vast potential for producing stunning, age-worthy Pinot Noirs from Carneros fruit, Steve made MacRostie's first Carneros Pinot Noir.

In the 1990s, Steve discovered an amazing mountainside ranch possessing spartan volcanic soils over fractured andesite, located in the western borderlands of Carneros. This ranch enjoyed a unique microclimate that Steve believed would be ideally suited to producing profound Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. In 1997, inspired by a desire to cultivate his own great piece of land, Steve's adventurous spirit led him to enter into a partnership with Nancy and Tony Lilly to develop Wildcat Mountain Vineyard from this unplanted pastureland.

Steve handpicked Kevin Holt as his successor to take over winemaking responsibilities for MacRostie Winery and Vineyards in 2004. A gifted winemaker who has worked at such wineries as Quivira and Testarossa Vineyards, Kevin continues Steve's 20-year legacy for producing outstanding wines from the finest Carneros and Sonoma Coast fruit.