Our MacMurray Ranch 2010 Russian River Valley Reserve Pinot Noir is reflective of its region, with elegant flavors of cherry, pomegranate and lavender, framed by hints of vanilla and toasty oak. This wine has a rich texture, with silky tannins, a well-integrated mouthfeel and a plush, lingering finish.
Had it with home made puttanesca sauce and goat cheese raviolis. It was exquisite ! Silky velvety spicy peppery and sublime!
Smell is slightly sharp and medium body with slightly tart aftertaste. Not worth higher cost.
Very smooth, a bit bitter ( leather), not much fruit,
I like. Nice fruit forward. I'd buy again
Smooth complex pinot noir
Wine & Spirits(2001 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2004 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Sep-06
Wine & Spirits(2004 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/07
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
Wine News(2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News