Marcassin Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
Wine AdvocateThe medium to full-bodied, dark ruby/plum-colored 2010 Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge displays the blue fruit spectrum along with some raspberries, fresh mushrooms and spring flowers, a layered mouthfeel, more minerality than the explosive 2009 exhibited, outstanding ripeness and lots of personality. This is clearly a grand cru site owned by the Martinellis. This 2010 should drink well for 5-7 years.
Wine SpectatorNotably tight and reined-in, with fresh damp earth, forest floor and underbrush the dominant flavors at this point. Stiff tannins keep the olallieberry, wild berry and raspberry notes in check. Tasted twice with consistent notes. Drink now through 2022. 225 cases made.