"Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2017 Pinot Noir Maclean's Block gives up exuberant baked black cherries, warm raspberries and cranberry sauce scents plus suggestions of cinnamon stick, cloves, lavender, and incense. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is completely filled with black and red berries plus loads of earthy accents and a finely grained texture, finishing long and layered." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker The Wine Advocate, February 2020
Wines From This Vineyard
MacLean’s Block, named after Don and Jennifer Hartford’s son, was planted in 2000 when MacLean was just three years old. MacLean loves the vineyard site and its surrounding forest that is home to cougars, bobcats, wild turkeys and red-tailed hawks. It is an estate-owned vineyard, nestled near redwood groves on a beautiful northeastern facing slope, near the small town of Occidental. Scenic views of the Russian River Valley, Mount St. Helena and Geyser Peak make MacLean’s block one of the most beautiful vineyard locations in all of Sonoma County. The site is planted to Dijon 667 and 777 selections on Goldridge fine sandy loam soils. There is a true sense of the forest that surrounds the vineyard that carries through into this compelling expression of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.