April 2017


    2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

    90 Points, Wine Review Online
    “MacRostie has the ability to do more than 70 small fermentations with their Pinot Noir, which makes for a huge palette to select from when blending their appellation bottling. This vintage features just four lots in the final blend, and it shows tart cherry and blackberry fruit alongside notes of tea and dry earth minerality, with bright acidity making it a fine mate for herb crusted salmon or pork.” —Rich Cook, July 26, 2016

    90 Points, Wine Review Online
    “Continuing in the same vein as the exceptional 2013 vintage, MacRostie’s basic Russian River Valley pinot is a shining example of a more elegant, restrained style. It exhibits inviting red-fruit aromas, hints of spice and mouth-watering acidity on the palate. This is a superb food wine and ready to drink now.” –Robert Whitley, July 12, 2016


    2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

    92 Points, Wine Enthusiast Advance Buying Guide
    “Dried herb, forest, berry and black peppery cola combine on the nose and palate to delirious effect, making way for a velvety texture of medium-sized body and weight. Sourced from several vineyards, including some estate, this wine satisfies on every level.”
    —Virginie Boone, October 2016

    92 Points, Wine Review Online
    “Quite seductive and elegant, the MacRostie Russian River Valley pinot had me at the first whiff of violets and spice. On the palate the wine delivers ripe aromas of blueberry, raspberry and plum, with a generous bit of heft. The finish is long and satisfying.”—Robert Whitley, July 5, 2016

    90 Points, Wine Review Online
    “Another winner from MacRostie. Aromas and flavors of black cherry, cola, leaf and moderate oak toast are carried on bright acidity and finish long – I’d give this a little bottle age to fully integrate the oak load and let the fruit speak its full argument.” —Rich Cook, June 21, 2016

    90 Points, The Tasting Panel
    “Smooth and juicy with black cherry and spice; tangy and fresh, balanced and long.” —Anthony Dias Blue, May-June 2016


    2015 Mirabelle Vineyard Chardonnay

    91 Points, Wine Advocate
    The 2015 Chardonnay Mirabelle Vineyard opens with lemon drop, white peach and grapefruit notes with suggestions of crushed stones and toast. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers expressive citrus and stone fruit flavors with a pleasant oiliness to the texture and lively backbone, finishing long with some spices coming through. — Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April 28, 2017