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2003 Marcassin - Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 90 WA
  • 89 WS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 106223-2003-750-2B
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Subtle and seductive, with creamy mocha, black cherry, wild berry and herbal sage notes that are focused and elegant. Fine-grained tannins. 605 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 2003 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch possesses scents of sweet currants, black cherries, and pomegranates, with tart acidity and a Burgundian-like personality. Earthy terroir notes also emerge from this full-bodied Pinot. It should drink well for 5-7 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • One of the most influential mavens of modern California winemaking, Helen Turley creates in Marcassin wines that are among the most sought-after in California. Though the wines are made following a traditionalist Burgundian style, they are unique, complex representations of California Pinot and Chardonnay. Turley's straightforward winemaking philosophy is, "...great vineyards, meticulously farmed, limited yield, long hang time and natural yeast."

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    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 141 bottles owned
    • 47 collectors