Marimar Estate Mas Cavalls Pinot Noir
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Cool-climate, Single Vineyard, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.
- Marimar Estates named this bottling Mas Cavalls after the Catalan name for Horse Farm, as their new event center at their former horse barn lies right below the vineyard.
- The Doña Margarita Vineyard is named after the late matriarch of the Torres family. This 20-acre vineyard is certified sustainable, and is located on the Bohemian Highway, between Freestone and Occidental, in the Sonoma Coast appellation.
- The cool breezes and drifting fog from the Pacific Ocean, six miles away, make it an ideal site for Pinot Noir.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: After minimal crushing, they fermented in stainless steel tanks with our own indigenous yeast. The wine was aged in premium French oak barrels, 33% new, coopered by Remond from the forest of Bertranges, Marchive and Rousseau from Center of France. It was bottled, unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Beautiful, classic Pinot color and a nose that reflects its ancestry: sweet black fruits like blackberries, rhubarb and cranberry, plus the classic forest floor, meaty and earthy, with floral notes of lavender and rose hip. On the palate it is soft but mouth- filling, with a minerality, bright acidity and well-integrated tannins that promise a long life.
2018 – 92 Wine Spectator | 92 James Suckling | 92 Jeb Dunnuck
Marimar Torres came to live in California in 1975. After two years of searching, she acquired the Marimar Estate land and began planting the vineyard in 1986. Today, there are 30 acres planted in vine.
The Estate is nestled in the rolling hills of western Sonoma County, the Russian River/Green Valley appellation is a perfect microclimate for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Only 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 50 miles north of San Francisco, the site is influenced by the sea’s cooling breezes and drifting fog. That is why Marimar Torres selected this privileged location to “export” the Torres family legacy of fine wines to California.
The wines are made entirely from estate-grown grapes. Named in honor of the late patriarch of the family, the vineyard is unique in California because it is totally European in style.