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TOTALLY DEVOTED TO PINOT.

At Mark West, there's nothing more important to us than sharing our passion for Pinot with others.


Pouring Mark West Pinot Noir

Name is ode to Mark West area
in Sonoma County

The name Mark West is an ode to a region in the heart of Sonoma county. The mark west area is located near one of the world's best places to grow Pinot Noir, the Russian River Valley. Mark west winds have since reached beyond Sonoma County to offer Pinot Noir from a variety of California's incredible, high-quality Pinot sites, including the Santa Lucia Highlands.

PINOT NOIR

THE VARIETAL

Nothing worth obsessing over ever came easy. And that's certainly the case for Pinot Noir. The grape is an interesting one: It's thin-skinned and fickle, which means it's not easy to grow. Even the slightest change in temperature can throw it off, which is why we look for the best cool, dry climates when choosing our vineyards. But, when it's done right, the result is a wonderfully complex wine. The perfect Pinot, in an infinite number of expressions. It's unlike any other grape.

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WINEMAKING

Pinot Noir the grape is hard to grow, and once it enters the winery it's important to have a gentle hand during the winemaking process. Each and every aspect matters, which is why we have devoted ourselves to Pinot Noir—so we can get it right. To make the best Pinot Noir, we first gently destem and crush the grapes when they come into the winery. Daily punch-downs and pump-overs extract flavor and color. And after a light pressing we use French oak to marry the flavors you find naturally in Pinot Noir. At Mark West we focus on quality, and let the grapes speak for themselves. Each harvest is a new adventure, each crop is different, and each year we bring you the wines that you love.

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