Marimar Estate

Marimar Torres has been involved in the wine business all her life. Born in 1945 in Barcelona, Spain, she is fluent in six languages and holds a degree in Business & Economics from the University of Barcelona. She is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program, and studied Enology & Viticulture for a year at the University of California at Davis. At Marimar Estate Vineyards & Winery, she directs the activities at the winery and in both vineyards - Don Miguel (named after her late father) in the Russian River Valley and Doña Margarita (named after her late mother) in the Sonoma Coast AVA, both in Sonoma County. Prior to her involvement in the California operation, Marimar traveled extensively promoting Torres wines, first in Spain as the company's export director and later in North America, when Caifornia became her home in 1975. At that time, shipments of Torres wines to the U.S. totaled 15,000 cases; ten years later they reached 150,000. To achieve this was not easy, though; especially in the beginning, Marimar was confronted with the common notion that the wine business was no place for a woman. Eventually, her tenacity and business acumen helped her overcome the bias, and she became the best-known ambassador of Spanish wines in North America. In 1986, Marimar began planning the Don Miguel Vineyard, a 56-acre property in a cool microclimate ideally suited to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Today the property encompasses 81 acres, of which 30 are planted with Chardonnay and 30 with Pinot Noir. Also planted to Pinot Noir are 20 acres of a 180-acre property in West Sonoma County, between Freestone and Occidental. Due to her European heritage, emphasis on the vineyard is a natural concept for Marimar; the wines, made entirely from estate-grown grapes, are truly an expression of their unique terrior. The first release, a 1989 barrel-fermented Chardonnay, debuted in April 1991 to great acclaim. In 1992, a 15,000-case winery was built and the Estate's first Pinot Noir was produced. Marimar's dedication to the wine business, however, has not come at the expense of other pursuits. An authority on Spanish cuisine, her firt book, The Spanish Table: The Cuisines and Wines of Spain, was published in 1986. Her second book, The Catalan Country Kitchen, came out in April 1992. Marimar lives in California - in Sausalito and at her Russian River Valley home above the vineyard.Family pride and integrity have enabled Torres to blend centuries-old traditions with the latest innovations to produce outstanding wines known the world over. Marimar herself has become a symbol of this heritage.

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Marimar Estate Don Miguel Vyd 'Cristina' Pinot Noir 2013
"Don Miguel Vineyard. Named after the late patriarch of the Torres family, this organic vineyard is located in the Green Valley- the coolest, foggiest region of the Russian River, only ten miles from the Pacific. Displays vibrant, luscious fruit reminiscent of blackberries and dark cherries. This is
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Marimar Estate Don Miguel Vyd 'Cristina' Pinot Noir 2012
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "A selection of barrels from the same estate vineyard, this unctuous, brawny wine remains grippy on the palate, needing time in cellar, through 2020. Time should tame the tannins and lure in the black cherry and licorice, wrapped in luxurious swathes of blackberry and dried

Marimar Estate Don Miguel Vyd 'Cristina' Pinot Noir 2009
" This barrel selection of Cristina displays the classic intense aromas of raspberry and blackberry, orange blossom, clove, and a trace of forest fl or. The palate is rich and mouthwatering, with silky tannins and great depth. It is a delightful wine to drink right now, but it will develop and gain

Marimar Estate 'Cristina' Pinot Noir 2008
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 "The winery held this back an additional six months after their other 2008 Pinots were released, presumably to let it become integrated. Still, it’s quite tannic, with a sandpaper-like toughness. Despite the astringency, the massive wild-cherry, cola, mushroom and anise flavors

Marimar Estate 'Cristina' Pinot Noir 2008
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 "The winery held this back an additional six months after their other 2008 Pinots were released, presumably to let it become integrated. Still, it’s quite tannic, with a sandpaper-like toughness. Despite the astringency, the massive wild-cherry, cola, mushroom and anise flavors

Marimar Estate 'La Masia' Pinot Noir 2009
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 "Although this is tight, acidic and tannic, the core is so rich, it should easily negotiate the next 5–6 years in a good cellar. The texture is of pure silk, and the flavors are rich in cherry, pomegranate and spice."~S.H.

Marimar Estate 'Acero' Chardonnay 2010
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93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 "It’s unbelievable that this Chardonnay is unoaked, it’s so incredibly rich and creamy. Just packed with layers of tropical fruits, peaches, Asian pears and oatmeal cookies. All that butter and cream must be from the malolactic fermentation and aging on the lees. One of the best

Marimar Estate 'La Masia' Pinot Noir 2008
96  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 96 "Absolutely stunning, a testament to the vintage, the terroir and to the winemaker’s impeccable hand. It’s delicious beyond description, offering wave after wave of cherry pie, blackberry confit, red currant, persimmon and cola flavors, finished with exciting spices. Already