2006 Marcassin - Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard 750ml

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WS 96   WA 95   Collector 96
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

An extraordinary wine, with a wonderful upswelling of flavors, this features layered notes of complex raspberry, melted black licorice, clove and mineral. Unfolds gracefully and deliberately, gaining depth and velocity on the finish.

Drink Dates: 2011-2024
Author: James Laube


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

The 2006 Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge possesses wonderful notes of boysenberries, blueberries, raspberries, damp forest and spring flowers. With full-bodied richness and complex aromatics, it seems more evolved and open-knit than the Three Sisters. This savory, full-throttle Pinot should drink well for 10-12 years.

Drink Dates: 2023-2023
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 193

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 96
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 09/07/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2024

Rating: 96
Author: Danl
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 10/07/2012

Average rating: 96, based on 4 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

236 bottles owned by 88 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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