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2005 Macphail Toulouse Vineyard Pinot Noir

ITEM 7981181 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
damgo 1 $25 $25
gusin 1 $25 $25
2 $25
Item Sold Amount Date
I7995929 1 $25 Nov 7, 2021
I7986607 1 $25 Oct 31, 2021
I7981181 2 $25 Oct 24, 2021
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RATINGS

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

Absolutely brilliant, the 2005 Pinot Noir Toulouse Vineyard boasts a dark ruby color, a gorgeous perfume of forest floor, spring flowers, sweet currants, and cherries, medium body, sweet tannin, and beautiful structure, depth, and ripeness.

90Wine Spectator

A bold, rich style. The firm tannins are mixed with layers of dried cherry, earthen floor and cola flavors that fan out and coat the palate, ending with a rich, complex finish.

PRODUCER

Macphail

MacPhail Family Wines was started in 2002 by James MacPhail, a Bay Area native with a background in the hotel industry. His interest in wine led him to start making small amounts of wine from sourced Russian River and Sonoma grapes and in 2008 he opened his own winemaking facility in Healdsburg. MacPhail makes 5,000 cases of wine annually concentrating on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Rose.

REGION

United States, California, North Coast, Mendocino County, Anderson Valley

Mendocino AVA was established in 1984 and amended in 1989. It includes numerous sub-appellations. Mendocino AVA is entirely within Mendocino County, and the AVA is known for its Mediterranean climate. Vintners successfully grow Carignan, Charbono, Grenache, Zinfandel, Petit Sirah and Syrah. In cooler parts of the region Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are also grown. Mendocino County is home to nearly 600 vineyards, and many have been certified organic for decades, thanks to the region’s famous “green and sustainable” approach to agriculture and nearly everything else. Mendocino was named for 16th century explorers, a pair of brothers whose last name was Mendoza. Winemaking, however, didn’t start until the 19th century when some would-be gold miners decided it was more profitable to make wine than to pan for gold. Italian immigrants in the late 19th century continued to establish winemaking ventures.

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.