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Staff Pick

Casa Marín, "Lo Abarca Hills" Pinot Noir - 2009

Item # 28452 750mL
$36.98/ Single Bottle
$443.76 $399.38/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A cool Pinot Noir with dark mixed berries balanced over a ripe, tart frame. Black cherry comes across the palate with undertones of forest floor. Made from a single vineyard, this is an elegant choice and a fine example of some of the best Chile has to offer. A versatile choice for pan-roasted salmon, with charred vegetables and special occasions.

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Staff Pick Notes

Casa Marin winery is the brainchild of winemaker María Luz Marin, ex-head of production at the prodigious Viña San Pedro. Marin's personal project focuses on Pinot Noir and white varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Sauvignon Gris. This wine reaps the benefits of its winery's proximity to the Pacific Ocean – additionally, vines here are slope-planted and take advantage of a variety of soil types and sun exposures. The results are terrific: this is a fuller-bodied Pinot with fruit to match, but its elegance lies in its earthiness, spice, and judicious use of wood. ¡Salud!

- EG

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