MacPhail Family Wines

Sundawg Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.327 ratings
9.47 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Molly Hagler

Dark cherries and wet mulch. Mmmm

Dark cherries and wet mulch. Mmmm

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2015
Amy Lieberfarb

Sundawg Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir was amazing... I love the winemaker style...hand harvested hand sorted... beautiful Pinot line up...this is great example of a Macphail. new tasting room at The Barlow in Sebastopol.

Sundawg Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir was amazing... I love the winemaker style...hand harvested hand sorted... beautiful Pinot line up...this is great example of a Macphail. new tasting room at The Barlow in Sebastopol.

1 person found it helpfulNov 10th, 2014
Brian Scott

Great people make great wines greater. From the vineyard owner to Mr Macphail. This wine has all the energy of awesomeness!

Great people make great wines greater. From the vineyard owner to Mr Macphail. This wine has all the energy of awesomeness!

Oct 4th, 2015
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.8

Words can't describe

Words can't describe

Jun 23rd, 2015
Ashley Dubois

Oh Macphail, you never get old.

Oh Macphail, you never get old.

May 21st, 2014
Pete Turley

Sour cherries with a smooth finish... There’s some earthiness to it too... A great Pinot!

Sour cherries with a smooth finish... There’s some earthiness to it too... A great Pinot!

Sep 24th, 2017
Martin A. Cody

Quintessential Cellar Angels feature from famed PN producer James MacPhail. James has one hundred 90+ point wines since 2004 and this is an example why. Brilliant raspberry and cherry off Sun Dawg Ridge, great acidity with just impeccable balance. I would easily pit this against several others at 2x the price.

Quintessential Cellar Angels feature from famed PN producer James MacPhail. James has one hundred 90+ point wines since 2004 and this is an example why. Brilliant raspberry and cherry off Sun Dawg Ridge, great acidity with just impeccable balance. I would easily pit this against several others at 2x the price.

Sep 13th, 2016
Katie Boyer

Yum, yum, and yum. Perfectly balanced with a nice acidity. Easy drinking Pinot I want more of!

Yum, yum, and yum. Perfectly balanced with a nice acidity. Easy drinking Pinot I want more of!

Aug 24th, 2016
Kevin Bohlin

Sometimes a big rich ripe and complex Pinot hits the spot. Floral, earth and spice on the nose and full of rich fruit and plush texture. Loved it.

Sometimes a big rich ripe and complex Pinot hits the spot. Floral, earth and spice on the nose and full of rich fruit and plush texture. Loved it.

Jul 7th, 2016
Al Shikoh

Very dark ruby color. Big, fleshy style with cherry, raspberry, cloves, and cigar box. A bit heavy on the oak for my taste.

Very dark ruby color. Big, fleshy style with cherry, raspberry, cloves, and cigar box. A bit heavy on the oak for my taste.

Apr 25th, 2016