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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Mayro-Murdick Carneros Pinot Noir 2006
Mayro-Murdick Carneros Pinot Noir 2006
(search item no. 107233)
PinotReport rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $25.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Flavors of cinnamon, rhubarb, cherry and vanilla drive the nose, ultimately opening up to a nice floral scent. In the mouth, the sweet, rich flavor offers round cherry, with a great length and a long finish. The wine's ruby color reflects the old vine characteristics of the storied Iund vineyard. Elevation in small French oak barrels has allowed the wine's terroir-specific fruit flavors to mature and develop into a refined, elegant pinot noir. This is vintage Carneros, showing strong aging potential and flavors that will blossom with time.

As an appellation, cool summers, moderate winters and afternoon breezes create the distinct characteristics of the Carneros region. The 2006 growing season created the basis for an exceptionally strong offering. A long and suburb growing year with temperate weather during the growing season and mild harvest weather allowed the grapes to hang longer than usual and ripen to full maturity, creating a rich, compelling offering.

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About Mayro-Murdick:

Mayro-Murdick is a Pinot venture from Michael and Tina Cox of Sonoma, created as a platform to explore and share great Pinots from great Pinot Noir growing regions. Mike Cox is the winemaker at Schug Carneros Estate in Sonoma and brings nearly two decades of experience making Pinot to the venture; Tina’s expertise is in wine marketing. The Mayro-Murdick name is taken from the first names of their paternal grandfathers; the Pinots under the Mayro-Murdick label focus on Carneros fruit and are a great expression of that region.