MCM stands for Max, Chris and Myles and doubles for the roman numerals of 1900, which when added to ‘88 marks their birth year of 1988. Named appropriately for an exuberant single vineyard Pinot noir from the famed vineyard formerly known as Keefer Ranch.
“The 2017 Pinot Noir MCM88 is medium ruby-purple in color with appealing aromas of baked blueberries, warm black cherries and boysenberry with nuances of bergamot, moss-covered bark and a hint of laurel. Medium-bodied and silky, there’s a good bal- ance of earth and fruit in the mouth, and it’s framed by very finely grained tannins and juicy freshness, finishing earthy.”
– Erin Brooks, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 94+ points