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Vineyard: McNeil

AppellationMarin County
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2004 Orogeny Marin County Pinot Noir

14.1% alc.. A hillside vineyard above the town of Nicasio owned by Chalone and farmed by Mark. 20 acres are planted to Pommard and Dijon 115, 667, 777 and 828. This is definitely farming on the edge. The first harvest in 2005 yielded no usable grapes. This year, however, delivered 36 tons. Mark thinks this vineyard has the potential to be the best Pinot Noir vineyard in California. · This is a very fruit-driven wine which is rich and deep. (Note: there is also a Orogeny Green Valley Pinot Noir from Sonoma County.) Reviewed November 26, 2006 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Orogeny Marin County Pinot Noir

14.1% alc.. This wine comes from the picturesque McNeil Vineyard situated high on a hillside above the town of Nicasio. The name Orogeny is derived from the Greek words oro (mountain) and geny (birth). The label is owned by Chalone and the winemaker is Dan Goldfield. There is also an Orogeny Pinot Noir from Green Valley ($36). Mark Pasternak feels the McNeil Vineyard in Nicasio has the potential to be a top source for Pinot Noir in Marin County. Yields have been miniscule to date disappointing Chalone who had hoped this would be a showcase vineyard with annual production of 3,000 cases. · A decent Pinot Noir featuring sweet spicy fruit from start to finish. Moderate tannins on the finish need some time to integrate. Reviewed July 16, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Orogeny Marin County Pinot Noir

14.1% alc.. This wine comes from the picturesque McNeil Vineyard situated high on a hillside above the town of Nicasio. The name Orogeny is derived from the Greek words oro (mountain) and geny (birth). The label is owned by Chalone and the winemaker is Dan Goldfield. There is also an Orogeny Pinot Noir from Green Valley ($36). Mark Pasternak feels the McNeil Vineyard in Nicasio has the potential to be a top source for Pinot Noir in Marin County. Yields have been miniscule to date disappointing Chalone who had hoped this would be a showcase vineyard with annual production of 3,000 cases. The winery is not open to the public. 1-877-254-4250. Look for the Orogeny wines in fine wine retail stores. · A decent Pinot Noir featuring sweet spicy fruit from start to finish. Moderate tannins on the finish need some time to integrate. Reviewed July 16, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »