Jul 082014
MacPhail Family Wines Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch 2011, Green Valley of Russian River Valley, CA $49 (S) – Rating 93

MacPhail Family Wines Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch 2011Give this beauty a little time to open up in a decanter and you will be well rewarded. A well-rounded bouquet of dark red fruit, stewed cherries and spice. Medium-bodied with silky tannins and bright acidity which is easily enjoyed solo or as a versatile food pairer. On the palate, notes of  cherry, pomegranate, ripe raspberry and ripe strawberry. Quite spicy on long finish. Buy This Wine

Jul 042014
MacPhail Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012,  Sonoma County, CA, $40 (S) – Rating 90

MacPhail Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012A lovely example of Sonoma coast Chardonnay. The enticing nose offers aromas of red apple, ripe pear and baking spice. Chablis in style, with only the barest use neutral oak results in a crisp Chardonnay with present and balanced acidity. Blended flavors of red apple, pear, Meyer lemon, pineapple and just a hint of butterscotch. Notes of tropicals in the long clean finish. Buy This Wine

May 202014
MacPhail Family Wines Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012MacPhail Family Wines Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012, Sonoma Coast, CA, $40 (S) – Rating 92

A delicious blend of eight single vineyard pedigree wines. An excellent example of why the Sonoma Coast is garnering Pinot accolades. A robust nose of red and black cherry complimented by ripe strawberry and brown spice. A truly elegant mouth-feel with crisp acidity and supple tannins. Rich flavors of cherry, ripe strawberry, pepper, brown spice and hints of dark chocolate. Notes of cherry and espresso in the finish. Buy This Wine


Apr 072014
MacPhail RoséMacPhail Rosé of Pinot Noir 2013, Sonoma Coast, CA, $22 (S) – Rating 91

Beautifully dry and balanced. A blend of all the MacPhail Pinot Noir Vineyards. The rosé juice is saignéd (bled off) after 24 to 48 hours of cold soak, fermented and then finished with malolactic fermentation, adding a touch of creaminess to balance the juicy food-pairing acidity. Gentle aromas of strawberry, raspberry, floral notes and spice. A round and rewarding mouth-feel with bold flavors of strawberry, bright cherry, raspberry and minerality. Subtle notes of cayenne and spice on the finish adds to the complexity. A manly rosé! Buy This Wine

Feb 122014
2012 MacPhail Family Wines Rose of Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA, $20 – Rating 90

A full-bodied manly rosé, richer in color than most. The nose offers a bouquet of strawberry and baking spice. A subtle voluptuousness on the palate with balanced acidity. Integrated flavors of strawberry, ripe red cherry, raspberry and spice. Raspberry and a touch of vanilla on the finish. Buy This Wine