Vineyard: Doña Margarita

OwnerMarimar Torres
AppellationRussian River Valley
Aspect500-600 feet
VarietiesPinot Noir
Clones115, Pommard

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2013 Alma Fria Doña Margarita Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., 143 cases, $58. Vineyard planted in 2002 in Freestone at 500 to 625 feet elevation. 10% whole cluster. Native yeast fermentation, aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. · Moderately dark reddish purple hue in the glass. The nose is alive with aromas of black cherry, rose petal and woodshed. Imposing flavors of dark cherry, purple grape and berry, and vivid spice grab on to the palate and finish with an intense flourish. Fine-grain tannins add an appealing touch to the texture. A classy wine. Score: 92. Reviewed November 22, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Alma Fria Doña Margarita Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

230 cases, $58. 10% whole cluster. Native yeast fermentation. Aged in 25% new French oak. · Medium reddish purple color in the glass. Enchanting aromas of Damson plum, cherry and exotic spices which become more effusive over time. I have nothing but good things to say about this wine which features delicious dark red cherry, raspberry and plum flavors, soft tannins, lively acidity, good integration of oak, and impressive harmony. Exceptional length, cut and class. Score: 93. Reviewed November 19, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Marimar Estate Dona Margarita Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., $36. This wine comes from a 20-acre high-density planting (2,340 vines/acre) in western Sonoma County at 600 feet. Located in the Freestone Valley between Freestone and Occidental, it is only six miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Soils are Goldridge type. Clones are Pommard and 115. · This wine has a “Burgundy” bent. Nutty, earthy nose, and dense black raspberry, smoky, earthy and woodsy flavors. Some drying tannins still persist on the finish. Quite enjoyable for its distinctive sauvage character. Reviewed April 7, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »