Marimar Don Miguel Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
This vintage shows amazing depth, with aromas of faded roses and black cherry. The palate is velvety and rich, with firm tannins and toasty oak rounding out the silky mouthfeel. Notes of mocha and spice show up in the end and contribute complexity to this captivating Pinot Noir.
Marimar's Don Miguel Pinot Noir typically starts out as a tannic, fairly closed young wine that needs some bottle age. The '05, from a cool vintage, accentuates that tightness, offering a slightly bitter wine housing cherry, currant, cola, mocha and oak flavors. It's very dry and complex, and will easily age for many years.
Tight and densely wound, with firm dried berry, herb, sage and mineral notes that are intense and complex. Needs time to soften. Best from 2009 through 2012.