Marimar Estate Don Miguel Vineyard La Masia Pinot Noir 2010
Pinot Noir from Russian River, California
Classic delicious aromas of Russian River/Green Valley fruit — raspberry and pomegranate — show in the nose, along with sassafras and some roast coffee, following through on the palate. Supple, silky tannins provide a seamless structure, and spicy notes of coriander from the elegant oak add a note of interest. The finish is smooth, round, and perfectly balanced.
Wine Enthusiast - "There’s a lot of lees influence on this wine, which gives it a sourdough taste and creamy mouthfeel. It’s dense in tropical fruit, citrus, green apple and honey notes, with a touch of sweet, smoky oak. A dry, complex, multilayered wine, this will gain traction with 2–4 years in the cellar."
The Wine Advocate - "The 2010 Pinot Noir Don Miguel Vineyard La Masia Unfiltered's red apple skin, cherry, plum and foresty notes are very premier cru Cote de Beaune-like. In the mouth, broad, savory, medium-bodied flavors reveal excellent softness as well as enough definition and freshness. This is a dead-ringer for some of the premier cru Cote de Beaunes from Louis Jadot and Joseph Drouhin I used to drink when they were inexpensive and widely available in the late seventies and early eighties."
Marimar Estate Winery
Built in 1992 with a capacity of 15,000 cases, the winery sits on a hill surrounded by vines. The production wing is outfitted with carefully selected equipment, to allow the careful control essential to producing a wine based on minimal handling. Its three barrel rooms with independent temperature and humidity controls provide flexibility to experiment with various vinification techniques, in order to best express the fruit's character. The Marimar Torres Estate wines appeal to the small segment of consumers who enjoy having the finest.We pride ourselves in producing food-friendly wines. View all Marimar Estate Wines
About Russian RiverView a map of Russian River wineries
The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to Christmas trees.
Notable FactsThe proximity of this cool river and the rolling fogs from the Pacific Ocean make the area amenable to cool-climate grapes like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In fact, the region is quite known for its full-bodied, yet elegant Pinot Noir, as well as their ripe, yet lean Chardonnays. Within Russian River Valley lie the smaller appellations of Chalk Hill and Green Valley. Chalk Hill is the warmer of the two and furthest from the ocean, while Green Valley is cooler and closer to the water.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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