2011 Pinot Noir, Carneros
100% Pinot Noir
Stanly Ranch Estate, Buena Vista-Ramal, and Silverado Stanly Ranch
- Hand sorted
- 5 days cold soak
- Gently punched down and pumped over
- 16 days on the skins
- Native and inoculated fermentations, native malolactic fermentation
- Bottled unfined and unfiltered
12 months in French oak (38% new)
13.5% by volume
Drink now through 2018.
Sourced from vineyards throughout the Carneros appellation, including our Estate Vineyard on the Stanly Ranch, this wine is a blend of our favorite Pinot Noir clones including: Dijon 114, 115, 667, 777, and 823, along with Pommard and Swan. The Dijon clones bring good color, bright focused fruit, and concentration. The Pommard and Swan clones bring nuanced complexity, along with minerality and great texture.
The grapes were handpicked and carefully sorted. The wine was aged for twelve months in French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Color: Dark ruby red with some violet notes, medium density.
Aroma: Red cherry, cranberry, baking spices, toasted hazelnut, and crushed stone.
Palate: Soft, yet bright entry, round and pleasantly balanced on the mid-palate, medium weight. Finishes with delicate length.