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April 2017

  • PINOT NOIR

    2016 Putnam Vineyard Pinot Noir

    90 Points, Wine Enthusiast Advance Buying Guide
    “Baked strawberry is enveloped by wraparound oak in this concentrated full-bodied wine. Exotic aromas of rose accompany the fruit as substantial tannins ride along and tighten the texture.” —Virginie Boone, February 2019

  • PINOT NOIR

    2016 Rodgers Creek Pinot Noir

    90 Points, Wine Enthusiast Advance Buying Guide
    “Smoky and reduced, this is a dense, tannic and boldly flavored wine, its flavors a mix of black tea, baked orange and red currant. Baking spice notes pierce the finish.” —Virginie Boone, February 2019

  • PINOT NOIR

    2015 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

    91 Points, Wine Enthusiast, July 2018

    91 Points, Wine Advocate
    “Pale ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley features crushed red cherries and cranberries with earthy nuances and a waft of baking spices. Medium-bodied and possessing great finesse and freshness, it has a long, earthy finish. 482 cases produced.” —Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April 27, 2018

    93 Points, Wine Review Online
    “A vibrant, cherry forward nose with balanced notes of dry earth minerality and brown spice. This is currently fairly oak spice forward on the palate, but promises full integration with a little bottle aging. The MacRostie Pinots have a great track record for aging, so buy with confidence.” —Rich Cook, December 4, 2018

  • PINOT NOIR

    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

  • CHARDONNAY

    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