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MacMurray Estate Vineyards Ernest & Julio Gallo Pinot Noir 2010 Wine Review

MacMurray Estate Vineyards Ernest & Julio Gallo Pinot Noir 2010

MacMurray Estate Vineyards Ernest & Julio Gallo Pinot Noir 2010

Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2013-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: MacMurray Estate Vineyards

Agent: E&J Gallo Winery Canada Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A silky, plush Pinot with lovely aromas of ripe cherries and smoke. Medium-bodied with a supple texture. Layers of red fruit and berries unfold on the palate. This red shows its cool Californian origins from Sonoma in its mouth-watering juiciness to accompany a wider range if dishes. Yes please!

Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled salmon with couscous, seared tuna, roast turkey or chicken.

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This MacMurray Estate Vineyards Ernest & Julio Gallo Pinot Noir 2010 was reviewed on November 9, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

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  • 729858

Reviews and Ratings

Michael Stickings rated this wine as 88/100
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Flavors of tart cherry candy, red berries and spice. Has a nice lingering finish
The Russian River Valley has played a major role in defining the quality of Californian Pinot Noir. Cooling evening fogs rolling in from the Pacific cause the overnight temperatures to drop as much as 45 degrees. This extends the growing season, allowing for extremely ripe grapes while maintaining freshness and acidity. Perfect for Pinot Noir. This is an excellent example of what this region can accomplish. Smooth and ripe with good intensity to the red berry fruit and a rich mocha complexity. Excellent balance throughout and drying tannins appearing on the long finish. Source: Vintages Wine Panel, Feb. 2013

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