Marin County Pinot Noir Tasting
June, 2005 - Jack

marin pinot noir tasting - room

This was an all-Pinot Noir tasting of Marin County wines.
I tasted every wine at this tasting.
The Vision Cellars wines stood out, and also proved to me that
the best Marin Pinot Noir can have great aging potential.

(Special thanks to Mac at Vision Cellars for bringing his older vintages of which he has next-to-none left.)
2002
Dutton Goldfield  Devil’s Gulch Marin Pinot Noir Pleasant. Good acids.
1+
2003
Dutton Goldfield  Devil’s Gulch Marin Pinot Noir Very similar to 2002. Strong acids. Long finish.
1+
2003
Pey-Marin  Trois Filles  Marin Pinot Noir Tasty. Strong fruit and acids. Needs time.
1+
2000
Point Reyes  Estate Marin Pinot Noir Good acids. Not much fruit. 
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2002
Point Reyes  Estate Marin Pinot Noir Best mouth feel today. Can’t identify as pinot noir. But tastes good.
2
2002
Point Reyes   Marin Pinot Noir Made from purchased grapes. Can recognize as pinot noir, but not smooth and little personality.
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NV
Point Reyes   North
Coast
Sparkling Really didn't like. This is an aged one (i.e., not a recent disgorgement).
0
2002
Skywalker Ranch Viandante del Cielo  Marin Pinot Noir Only for sale at NiebaumCoppola.com Tasty. Very appealing. Smells and tastes like pinot. Exceeded my expectations.
2?
2003
Stubbs Vineyard   Marin Pinot Noir Lots of acids, some astringency. Too many acids. Zin-like. Organic. I’m undecided.
1
2002
Sean Thackrey Andromeda
Devil’s Gulch Ranch
Marin Pinot Noir 15.1% Zin-like. Slightly hot finish.
0
1997
Vision Cellars   Marin Pinot Noir Very good acids. Interesting wine. Doesn’t shout Pinot Noir, but I like it alot.
3
1998
Vision Cellars   Marin Pinot Noir More pinot-like than the 1997. Good length finish. Ready for food. Showing well. Will age 10-20 years.
4+
1999
Vision Cellars  

Sonoma/
Marin

Pinot Noir Stronger fruit. I don’t like as well as 1998. Not to my taste but well made. Long finish. 75% Marin - Sonoma-25%.
1+
2002
Vision Cellars Chileno Valley Vyd Marin Pinot Noir Smoothest. Not sure about this. Tight. 
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skywalker Ranch pinot



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