Red

1999 Marcassin Pinot Noir Blue-Slide Ridge Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • Minnesota wrote: 95 points

    March 6, 2017 - Concur with Valbonne's tasting note of one year ago.

  • Valbonne Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 11, 2016 - Still very good but I think a few years past prime.

    Nose: forest floor, spice, cinnamon.
    Palate: raspberry, blueberry very faint spice.

    All very mellow. No stewed fruit, prunes or port tastes yet. But wonder what it was like 5 years ago.

  • Wine Canuck wrote: 89 points

    November 30, 2013 - The Twelveth Annual Stonefields Dinner (Guelph, ON): Slightly pruney overrripe fruit. The 14.9% alcohol on the label certainly indicates the level of fruit ripeness this wine shows. Notes of dark cherries, prunes, figs, barrel spice, and cola are prevalent on the nose. While this shows and aged character the barrel notes that are integrating are certainly clearly there. The palate shows heat and the length of finish is moderate on slightly overripe and cola notes.

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  • Dave Canada wrote: 89 points

    November 30, 2013 - The Twelfth Annual Stonefields Dinner (Guelph, ON, Canada): The nose is spicy with candied notes of cola and cherry…quite ripe
    The palate is pruney and has notes of cherry, spice and cola that are all overlaid with obvious alcohol.
    The finish is medium in length but again does not integrate the alcohol well at all.
    This is just too hot for me and stylistically not what I look for in Pinot Noir.

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  • fclarity wrote: 94 points

    June 7, 2013 - Received from the winery on release, this wine had a deep red center and orange/red rims. The high intensity nose displayed cherries, plums, oranges, anise, and a hint of soy.

    This had a lovely round mouth feel with notable, but smooth, tannin and solid acidity. It developed well in the glass and the length was excellent. I would describe it by saying it had Burgundian complexity and structure with Californian opulence of fruit.

    This wine seems like it is just starting to come around. If you drink it, I suggest substantial air time. However, my guess is it will continue to benefit from another 5 to 10 years in the cellar.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2007, Issue #7, Road Kill: Highly Rated Wines of Very Questionable Merit

    (Marcassin “Blue Slide Ridge” Pinot Noir) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Allen Meadows
    3rd Quarter, 2004, Issue #15 (link)

    (Marcassin Blue Slide Ridge Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

    (Marcassin Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard Sonoma Coast) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/16/2007 (link) 93 points

    (Marcassin Pinot Noir Blue-Slide Ridge Vineyard) Dark red color; sweet cherry Cali Pinot nose; rich, sweet cherry and black cherry palate; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Marcassin
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Blue-Slide Ridge Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 147 (52%)
  • Consumed 133 (47%)

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