Over the past three decades, MacRostie Winery and Vineyards has established itself as one of the Sonoma Coast’s defining wineries, and a leader in a bright, balanced and age-worthy style of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Today, MacRostie is guided by Sonoma County visionary and winery founder Steve MacRostie, and talented winemaker Heidi Bridenhagen, who together are making the finest wines in the winery’s storied history.

This week we are featuring MacRostie wines, and if you aren’t familiar with them, now is a great time!

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2013 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay – Pale straw gold in color. Delicate floral aromas introduce this wine followed by lemon citrus and peach stone fruit notes. It has a soft entry with an essence of spice from a pie crust and candied orange peel flavors. There is pronounced weight in the mid-palate and finishes with a crisp yet lasting lemon citrus zest on the tongue.

2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir – Dark ruby in color, the wine is juicy and ripe, yet soft and elegant. The nose is homemade cherry pie, with hints of toasted spice, and it’s very lush and rich in the mouth, with ripe black cherry and Dutch cocoa flavors. The finish is easy and long.

2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir – Rich cranberry in color. Lively red raspberry and soft cinnamon spice form the aroma. This vintage shows firm acidity with a slight mushroom note in the palate that leads into a lasting finish.

2012 Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay – Pale gold in color with an elegant hint of green. Honey, jasmine, cinnamon pie crust aromas. Lemon peel and cream flavors balance with delicate weight and oak in the mid palate. This wine is subtle in its intensity with layers of complexity. Only 763 cases produced. 93 Points, Wine Advocate

2012 Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir – Dark garnet in color, the nose is layered with black cherry, notes of mushroom, vanilla bean and bergamot spice. The palate is rich and juicy with intense structure but no trace of harshness. The finish is complex and lingering. Only 878 cases produced.

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