Marcassin Blue Slide Ridge Pinot Noir 2006 Front Label
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Marcassin Blue Slide Ridge Pinot Noir 2006

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WS 96
Wine Spectator
An extraordinary wine, with a wonderful upswelling of flavors, this features layered notes of complex raspberry, melted black licorice, clove and mineral. Unfolds gracefully and deliberately, gaining depth and velocity on the finish.
RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge possesses wonderful notes of boysenberries, blueberries, raspberries, damp forest and spring flowers. With full-bodied richness and complex aromatics, it seems more evolved and open-knit than the Three Sisters.
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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 husband John Wetlaufer, Helen has been the consulting winemaker for some of the best wineries in the country – Colgin, Bryant Family, Martinelli – just to name a few.

Marcassin (french for 'young wild boar') is a VERY small winery – in fact it’s so small that the wines have actually been made at the Martinelli winery in Russian River Valley. Located on the Sonoma Coast, the Marcassin vineyard is planted to 50/50 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and is about 10 acres in size. Fruit for the other vineyard designated wines is sourced from other neighboring vineyards. Marcassin will always be a small winery; John & Helen feel the perfect size is 100 barrels, enough for 2,500 cases.

Helen’s winemaking philosophy is simple: great vineyards, meticulously farmed, limited yield, long hang time and natural yeast. She approaches every project with these same priorities.

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