From the famed vineyard formerly known as Keefer Ranch, we bring you the MCM88 Pinot Noir; an exuberant Russian River single vineyard Pinot Noir from the block originally farmed by Kosta Browne.Our boldest Pinot noir yet comes from a very special block in a very special vineyard now known as Perry Ranch. This addition to the Senses family stands apart from its’ siblings with greater concentration and richness. We are very excited about this wine and have named it accordingly: MCM stands for Max, Chris and Myles and doubles for the roman numerals of 1900, which when added to ‘88 marks our birth year of 1988.
“The 2019 Pinot Noir MCM88 comes all from the Perry Ranch Vineyard in the Russian River Valley and was all destemmed and aged 10 months in French oak, with roughly 25-40% new. Despite being destemmed, it has loads of savoriness and spice characteristics as well as medium-bodied richness, ripe tannins, noticeable yet nicely integrated acidity, and classy notes of forest floor, wood smoke, black tea (Lapsang Souchong, to be exact), and beautiful cherry and mulberry fruits. It’s beautifully done, has loads of character, and is a gorgeous Russian River Pinot Noir to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years. It needs 30-60 minutes in a decanter if drinking any time soon.”
– 95pts, Jeb Dunnuck