Thursday, August 23, 2007

MWC 2006 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir


MWC stands for Margerum Wine Company and is a small winery run and owned by Dough Margerum. Margerum wines are produced in a 240 sq ft space behind Brander Vineyards facility in Los Olivos. All wines are hand crafted by Dough and he strives for individuality and to make wine he himself wants to drink.

The 2006 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir shows a vivid, clear, ruby red color in the glass. On the nose slightly perfumey with raspberry, red cherry, earth, vanilla and a hint of herbs. In the mouth this wine shows bright, soft, red fruit/berries with earthy notes. This is not a power house pinot but more elegant and velvety with good acidity, and moderately firm, young tannins. For $24.95 at our local wine shop, Capitol Cellars, I honestly can say that this is a really good wine for the price.
Looking online I can only find this wine on one site, Los Olivos Wine Merchant (a great wine shop in the center of Santa Ynez wine country with the perfect lunch cafe), for $28.

Find it and try it...

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2 comments:

wineguy said...

You can also get it at The Wine Cask, which is not really surprising because Doug used to own the store...

Victoria said...

Thanks for the info! Love Wine Cask and its awesome restaurant, and Intermezzo of course. Actually went to a Margerum tasting earlier this year at Intermezzo so I should have known...