Marcassin Three Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir 2002
Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
"The fragrant raspberry and blackberry aromas are riveting, with floral notes. Intense and concentrated, yet delicate and lively, with cleansing acidity and a sharp focus on the beam of ripe berry flavors. Ends with gentle tannins and a lingering finish."
"The 2002 Pinot Noir Three Sisters’ fragrant nose of flowers interwoven with blueberries and forest floor is reminiscent of a grand cru from the Cotes de Nuit. The wine has fabulous fruit on the attack, beautiful structure, medium to full body, and a purity and almost ethereal lightness of being despite significant richness and intensity."
The Wine Advocate
"Less expressive on the nose than the Bondi, hinting at spices, smoke and underbrush. Fat, round and sweet, but not as showy today as the Bondi. Notes of raspberry, earth, smoke and truffle. Comes across as less evolved, and yet the tannins are a bit dustier."
International Wine Cellar
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If you haven"t heard of Helen Turley, or tasted one of her wines, you"ve definitely not been paying close enough attention to the wines coming out of California in the last 10 years. She is arguably one of the most influential winemakers in the business, receiving critical acclaim for almost every wine she touches. Aside from her own boutique winery, Marcassin, which she runs with...
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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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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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