MacMurray Pinot Noir comes to us from the Central Coast region of California, USA. For this review, I tasted the MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir, Central Coast, 2012.
On the back of the bottle was an interesting story about the history of the MacMurray Ranch. Back in the 1940’s, the MacMurray Ranch was purchased by actor Fred MacMurray (of My Three Sons fame). He farmed it and raised cattle there for fifty years.
Now, the ranch is home to the vineyards from which MacMurray creates their wine.
Alcohol content of MacMurray Pinot Noir 14.8% by volume, per the bottle.
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In the glass, this wine exhibits colors of light plum and cherry. A good amount of light shines through, as would be expected for a Pinot Noir. Legs are fairly wide and thick. But, not overly numerous.
On the nose, I sensed aromas of cherry and maybe a hint of vanilla. It’s an enjoyable aroma with little noticeable alcohol, even for a 14.8% wine.
Taste of the MacMurray Pinot Noir was of more cherry and a little bit of tobacco . But, mostly just classic Pinot Noir which to me has its own unique flavor.
The wine’s finish was fairly long lasting. Mouthfeel was of cotton. This wine is pretty dry for a Pinot Noir. It’s similar to the dryness and mouthfeel you’d find in a typical Cabernet Sauvignon.
Overall, I found this wine to be very enjoyable. I especially liked the “pure Pinot” taste and the bit of similarity to the dryness of a Cabernet.
This wine would go great with grilled or roasted chicken or turkey. Recommend!
Price paid for MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir 2012 was $18.99. A little pricey but definitely worth it, in this case.