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Tag: Pinot Noir

Thomas George Estates

I have a bit of an obsession with driving along Westside Road in the Russian River. Once an open and expansive road through the southern parts of Dry Creek Valley, the road starts twisting and turning, diving ever so deeper into the heart of the Russian River. Large swaths of trees flank both sides of the road, all the while patches of vineyards dart out…

MacRostie Winery & Vineyards

The Russian River is known for three things: Chardonnays, Pinots, and wineries tucked away, up roads flanked by redwood trees, or buried up in the pines on the top of the mountain. A majority of wineries are missing something the neighboring regions of Dry Creek Valley & Alexander Valley have: tasting views. Yet MacRostie defies the norm. Welcome to MacRostie Vineyards. MacRostie Vineyards sits on…

Wine Review: 2007 Pinot Noir from McKenzie-Mueller in Napa-Carneros

It may be approaching nearly a decade since picking, but this Pinot Noir is bright and beautiful. The soft tannins give way to ripe fruit, namely strawberries, passion fruit and guava. And that’s all in the nose. After letting this wine breathe for a few minutes, the summer-ripe fruit gave way to a bit of pepper and a mixture of a little cola. For the…