2011 MacPhail Pinot Noir Sundawg Ridge Vineyard
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $24.94 (reg. $44.94)
The Sundawg Ridge vineyard has given a few top-notch wineries extraordinary results over the past decade, and with MacPhail now in the picture, it’s on its way to realizing its potential as of the great sites along the true Sonoma Coast. The 2011 MacPhail Pinot is a real diamond in the rough from this stellar site in the still underappreciated Green Valley (just up from Dutton Ranch). The exceptionally warm and even growing season coupled with a close proximity to the coast is an alchemical combination fully expressed in this racy, elegant overachiever, and at 40% off our regular price is a unmissable opportunity for lovers of great Sonoma Pinot.
Considered a “strikingly good Pinot Noir” (Robert Parker) MacPhail’s Sundawg Ridge is a vibrant Pinot with terrific tension and potential for complexity. Challenging vintages (like 2011) are always a gold mine in a region as large and diverse as California. Vintage assessments are rarely more than generalizations and there are always pockets of exceptional quality that stand out. Fortunately for us, prices are usually kept much more reasonable in years like this, giving you the perfect opportunity. Sonoma’s Green Valley is one such region that bucked the vintage, and Pinot from Sonoma as a whole fared extremely well, with Vinous admiring the “tense, mineral-driven wines...” that at their best are “thrilling, exciting wines with great energy...”
The best part is JJ Buckley is able to carry this sleeper hit for only $24.94, the absolute lowest you’ll find of any vintage for the Sundawg Ridge Pinot. This is a one-shot deal, so grab yourself a case today before word gets out! Cheers!