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1991 Mark West Vineyards Marion Pinot Noir

3.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

ITEM 7952499 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $25
Item Sold Amount Date
I7971552 1 $25 Oct 10, 2021
I7965853 1 $25 Oct 3, 2021
I7907469 4 $25 Aug 1, 2021
I7860363 1 $25 Jun 13, 2021
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REGION

United States, California, Sonoma County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.