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 Vintage2006 Label 1 of 11 
ProducerMarimar Estate (Marimar Torres) (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationMas Cavalls
VineyardDoņa Margarita Vineyard
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationSonoma Coast
UPC Code(s)632916106707

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2014 (based on 10 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.3 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 116 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by budh on 6/5/2015: Three years since I last had this wine. It's holding up surprisingly well. The color is fading a bit to a ruby/garnet mix, and the fruit is also fading a bit. Raspberry, cherry, bramble, clove, smoke, menthol, licorice, earth on the nose and palate. Great acidity, texture and some nice, smooth tannins. The finish of cherry and spice lingers a long time. A well-made wine. (317 views)
 Tasted by meinkep on 11/29/2014 & rated 90 points: This wine was consumed as PNP. It started out "tight", a bit sharp, a modest floral notes in its nose. However, over the course of a few hours, it really opened up into a lovely pinot: wonderful cherry and fruit flavors, nice light mouth feel, and smooth finish. (912 views)
 Tasted by kdart000 on 5/26/2014 & rated 89 points: Nice soft Pinot Noir, full finish, drinking nicely now. Cherry, raspberry and enough backbone to make this a well balanced wine. (1554 views)
 Tasted by Winiac on 4/6/2014 & rated 89 points: Very good structure and acidity. A bit spicy, but good fruit flavor. Considering the vintage, they did a fantastic job. (1624 views)
 Tasted by kdart000 on 2/22/2014 & rated 89 points: Nice California Pinot Noir. Soft tannins and plentiful fruit make this a crowd pleaser. I would say this is right to drink now but no rush, it is good for a while. (1758 views)
 Tasted by henrygjeffreys on 12/12/2013: colour - red, no browning looks young
nose - initially lots of violets and then sweet fruit, strawberries and after a while some leather.
lovely texture, quite meaty
t. Sweetness touch of leather meat savoury finish
carries alcohol well
some length
sl drying finish
love this (1933 views)
 Tasted by prasm on 11/15/2013 & rated 90 points: Consumed over 2 days, note from day 2. Nose: Medium expressiveness, dominated by sweet/ripe fruit - rock candy & grape Jolly Rancher, with undertones of cinnamon, and spice. Palate: Medium bodied, spicy blue and red fruit attack - not as sweet as the nose suggests, nice mid-palate lift, sweetness and spice dominate the back-end. Finish: Medium-plus sense of ripe red and blue fruit and spice. My last of of 4 bottles consumed over the past 24 months - this is showing as good or better than any. (1541 views)
 Tasted by td1836 on 5/24/2013 & rated 91 points: This has really improved since the last time I had it. Color is bricking red, and it has a great nose of cherry and flowers. Light bodied, but good grip. On the palate it has cherries, black raspberries, and a little strawberry leading to sweet and savory spices and a smooth, balanced finish. The extra time in the bottle has really smoothed this out and it is drinking great today. (79 views)
 Tasted by stevegpg on 4/6/2013 & rated 91 points: Wine tasting 2013 (2090 views)
 Tasted by wirelesswine on 3/1/2013 & rated 91 points: Very pretty on the nose, this is in a great spot and exhibiting expressive cherry and strawberry on the nose, with a hint of cedar. It's bringing great balance on the palate, with ripe wild cherry and cranberry fruit backed by firm acidity that begs for another sip. A great example of what California pinot noir should be. (2129 views)
 Tasted by kgoldsbe on 2/9/2013 & rated 90 points: Soft, medium bodied, prevalent red fruit especially cherry, drinks well now. (2114 views)
 Tasted by hesnctrl on 12/25/2012 & rated 91 points: PnD. Very translucent crimson with slight bricking. This wine is at a really great place right now. Sweet strawberries, Asian spice, plush mouthfeel...oh, so nice. Its gotten a lot better since the last bottle about a year ago. I'd drink this now. (2215 views)
 Tasted by prasm on 12/5/2012 & rated 89 points: Popped 2 hours before first pour, consumed over 2 hours. Nose: Medium expressiveness, cranberry, black cherry, and cinnamon. Palate: Medium bodied, tart red fruit flavors with spice, just a little thin thru the mid-palate. Finish: Medium length sense of tart red fruit. (2274 views)
 Tasted by bechi on 9/18/2012 & rated 88 points: Deep red, smooth, round, and fruity with notes of cherry cola and milk chocolate. (2121 views)
 Tasted by WinePT on 7/4/2012 & rated 86 points: Cherry and blackberry, spice, and a touch of earth. The fruit is fading and the spice is starting to predominate. Don't think there's any upside left. (2278 views)
 Tasted by joefel on 5/20/2012 & rated 90 points: Same notes as before. Paired beautifully with cedar planked Copper River salmon. I really enjoy this wine. (2433 views)
 Tasted by hal0 on 5/16/2012 & rated 91 points: Popped and poured. Best bottle yet. Nose of cherry cola and baking spice. On the palate a deftly balanced menage of red fruit, earth, spice and a backbone of acidity. Drinking superbly right now. (2186 views)
 Tasted by Number51 on 5/7/2012 & rated 88 points: New world cherry cola. (2130 views)
 Tasted by prasm on 5/1/2012 & rated 89 points: Popped 1 hour before first pour, consumed over 4 hours. Nose: Medium expressiveness, cherry, cola, tea, and cinnamon. Palate: Medium-full bodied, nice mouth feel, sweet red fruit and a hint of spice, not dynamic at all but nice muted flavors none the less. Finish: Medium length sense of red fruit and cola. Overall there is little to complain about with this effort, but on the other hand there is little to get excited about either - just a nice drinking wine. (2099 views)
 Tasted by navquarter on 4/21/2012 & rated 88 points: Smooth but a bit thin - there's just not much there...no heat which is good, but not much depth of flavors either

Nose: hints of plums, carroway, and graphite with some of that pinot giveaway barnyard
Pallet: slight hint of strawberry but very subtle and some nice caramel
Legs: a bit of tannin but very smooth if a bit light - i could have done for more of something...anything really (2167 views)
 Tasted by budh on 4/17/2012 & rated 92 points: A lovely PN. Nice fruit - dark cherry and some red berries. Hint of clove, rose, vanilla. Very tasty! (1021 views)
 Tasted by corkscrews on 4/13/2012 & rated 89 points: A nose of dusty black cherry, medium ruby in color. A medium to full bodied Pinot, with black cherries, black raspberries, mineral and dusty spice finish. A bit past peak but was very good for the clearance price, not sure what WE drank with their 94 rating. (2095 views)
 Tasted by DoubleMagnum on 4/6/2012 & rated 91 points: Much better than a year ago. Decanted for an hour. It has evolved a Burgundian character that it lacked before. There was a green note last time I tried it that now has turned into a woody note similar to that found in a Sauvigny Les Beaune. I'm glad I waited for this one but I think it's still got more a couple more years to fully develop. (2163 views)
 Tasted by ecola on 3/26/2012 & rated 88 points: Aromas and flavors of red raspberries, a little herb, and pomegranate. Dry finish. Flexible food wine. (2311 views)
 Tasted by joefel on 2/5/2012 & rated 90 points: Decanted one hour, but needs at least two to fully open. Beautiful garnet color. Red fruit on the nose palate. A little smoother than the bottles I opened last year. Good to drink now, but it should be better in another year or two. (2776 views)
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Pinot Noir

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Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.


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