MacPhail Mardikian Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013
From the beginning, which isn’t all that long ago, we’ve believed that wine is art with a splash of science. Our first vintage was 2002, so you haven’t had a long time to get to know us. But we’re easy. We use traditional, old-world winemaking techniques with minimal intervention to deliver wines that are flavorful enough to tell you a lot about our exceptional vineyards in Sonoma County and Mendocino’s Anderson Valley. We forge strong partnerships with growers willing to join us in this ongoing adventure. Restless and curious, always searching to answer a simple question: what is Pinot Noir? Crafted by nature, nurtured by our hands.
The little red wagon that graces our label symbolizes timeless design and exceptional quality. We like the idea that kids play in wagons, and share simple joys. No reason we can’t as well. So we try not to take ourselves too seriously, even as we’re very serious about our wines.
On this vintage, delicate aromas of perfumed rose petal and black cherry lift from the glass and are met with hints of smoky oak. There is energy and tension on the palate as black fruits and notes of grilled meats envelop well-structured and elegant tannins. In tandem, elements of Bing cherry and bergamot deliver a subtle acidity that provides the backbone to complete the wine.