Vineyard: Wildcat

AppellationSonoma Coast
StoryCollaboration between Steve MacRostie and his partners Tony and Nancy Lilly. The vineyard borders the Carneros and Sonoma Coast appellation and is planted on austere volcanic soil. 58 acres, 23 acres of Pinot Noir, elevations of 500-700 feet overlooking San Pablo Bay
VarietiesPinot Noir

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2010 MacPhail Wildcat Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., TA 0.55, 250 cases, $49. Pommard, 115, 667 and 777 clones. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, indigenous fermentations, weekly lees stirring for 3 months, aged 11 months in 60% new and 40% 1 and 2-year-old French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Demure aromas of pie cherries, forest floor, underbrush and nutty oak. Displaying admirable finesse with powerful dark red fruit flavors, this is a classy wine that is really delicious. The tannins are supportive and the oak is well integrated and complimentary. A nicely crafted wine from a very prestigious vineyard that has produced consistently great Pinot Noirs. Very good. Reviewed October 26, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »