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2007 Villa Mt Eden Pinot NoirPinot Noir from United States

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"Martin Ray planted Pinot Noir at Mount Eden in 1945. The budwood came from Paul Masson's original vineyard near Mount Eden. Because Masson was a good friend of the Louis Latou...

  • 88 Wine Spectator
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88

"Rich and layered, with full-bodied flavors of currant, black cherry, spice and mint, gaining depth and breadth and finishing with a complex aftertaste. Drink now through 2015."

Product Description:

"Martin Ray planted Pinot Noir at Mount Eden in 1945. The budwood came from Paul Masson's original vineyard near Mount Eden. Because Masson was a good friend of the Louis Latour family of Burgundy, it is likely the selection came from one of Latour’s finest vineyards and was brought by Masson to California during the 1880s. The faith Ray demonstrated in this difficult red wine variety, at a time when America had little appreciation of fine wine, was remarkable. Today, Pinot Noir vines occupy seven acres of our estate vineyard and typically yield a meager one to one-and-a-half tons per acre.

Due to the soils in the vineyard, the Estate Pinot Noirs’ elegant, transparent style is more Burgundian than Californian, emphasizing wild strawberry, earth, blueberry and dill varietal characters. Cellaring the wine from five to twelve years pays handsome rewards." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 72248
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Sonoma
Ratings

88 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2007
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom
Nose barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato