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Martin Ray Pinot Noir Synthesis Russian River Valley 2018  - Invino

Martin Ray Pinot Noir Synthesis Russian River Valley 2018

Pinot Noir  |  US

JS93, WA91
SPECIAL: Ground shipping included on orders of 4 bottles or more!

Gotta jump on this one! Not too much to go around and we can’t keep this pinot in stock! A true STEAL at this price. Cola, strawberry, dried cherry, incense and red whips, with a silky, perfumey texture. Incredible price to quality ratio here, folks! The perfect match for the Thanksgiving table, and no one has to know you paid less than the rest of the world for it!

About the Producer

Martin Ray was a pioneer, dedicated to crafting single varietal, region specific wine from 1943 through 1972 in Saratoga, in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Mentored by Paul Masson, he took a Burgundian approach to his winemaking, and developed what is now one of the most historical properties in California, known as Mount Eden. Nearly twenty years later, Courtney Benham stumbled upon 1500 cases of Martin Ray wine in a San Jose warehouse. Courtney purchased the brand, and since 1990, has been committed to the production of artisanal wines worthy of the Martin Ray name, and has done a damn fine job continuing his legacy. In 2003, Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery made its home in the Russian River Valley, on the edge of Green Valley, at one of the oldest continually working wineries in California, not far from where this wine was sourced.

93 James Suckling -
Attractive aromas of currants and blueberries with dried flowers, following through to a full body with firm, chewy tannins that are rather dusty in texture. Hints of sandalwood. Give it a year or two to soften. Drink after 2021.
91 Rober Parker's Wine Advocate -
Medium ruby, the 2018 Pinot Noir Synthesis features scents of crushed blackberries and cranberries with notes of pomegranate, Earl Grey tea leaves and earth. The palate is light-bodied with delicate, perfumed fruits, a soft, fresh frame and long finish. 1,800 cases produced.

  • BlendPinot Noir
  • CountryUS
  • RegionCalifornia North Coast
  • AppellationRussian River Valley
  • Alcohol14.2%