Large Format Magnum 95 Points

2018 WALT Bob's Ranch Pinot Noir 1.5L

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Critic Review
Owen Bargreen
"The vineyard was planted for them with varied clones and rootstocks, as this vineyard has a very diverse Pinot Noir selections. The first vintage of this wine was in 2014. The elegance of the wine and seamless texture is simply magical. This shows gorgeous dark fruits with cola and citrus rind tones, with a err of salinity. With gorgeous length, this scintillating new Pinot Noir will cellar well for decades to come. This is a complete wine."
92 Points | Wine Advocate, Erin Brooks
"The 2018 Pinot Noir Bob's Ranch has slowly unfurling scents of blackberry jam and cranberry sauce with notions of forest floor, black tea leaves and cola. Medium-bodied and silky, it's mega spicy in the mouth with a great balance of bright fruit and earth character, and it finishes long and uplifted.
2018 WALT Bob's Ranch Pinot Noir 1.5L Bottle Shot2018 WALT Bob's Ranch Pinot Noir 1.5L Bottle Shot

Bob’s Ranch Estate Vineyard
Characterized by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean;
Coastal breezes along with low rolling hills and
morning fog define this cool climate site

Sonoma Coast Appellation
Heavy fog and strong winds tempered by bright
afternoon sunshine

Petaluma Wind Gap
Creates a unique micro-climate within
the appellation, producing distinctive
Pinot Noir

Sandy, Well-draining Soils
Stresses vines into producing grapes of full
varietal intensity

43 Vineyard Blocks on 72 Acres
With an array of clones and field selections,
this ranch produces complex and delicious wines

There is a serious, earthy essence to the wine from Bob’s Ranch. In 2018 new winemaking techniques further reveal the site’s unique characteristics. A touch of whole cluster fermentation enhances the savory character of the wine, and fermentation in concrete tanks bring out minerality and vibrancy. On the nose, fine aromas of fermented black tea, tilled soil and delicious barrel smoke are reminiscent of Pu’er tea. Dark plum and blackberry flavors are layered on the seamless, plush palate. The delineated structure of the wine builds to a long finish.

  • Minerality
  • Tilled Soil
  • Dark Plum
  • Blackberry

Bob’s Ranch vineyard is characterized by it’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Coastal breezes along with low rolling hills and morning fog define this cool climate site. Comprised of 43 vineyard blocks on 72 acres, and planted to an array of clones and field selections this ranch produces complex and delicious wines of true Sonoma Coast character. This wine hails from our best vineyard blocks at Bob’s Ranch each year.

More Information
Bottle Size1.5L
Varietal Composition100% Pinot Noir
Barrel Aging10 Months in 45% New French Oak (François Frères)
AppellationSonoma Coast
VineyardBob's Ranch
Vintage NotesFollowing a series of warm, early harvests, this year’s growing season returned to a slower rhythm, allowing grapes to ripen gently with deep flavors. Our growers spent the summer and fall manicuring the vine canopies to provide the grapes enough shade from the sun while also preparing adequate airflow to deter mold. When Mother Nature did throw a couple of unpredictable systems at us, we were able to weather the storms and harvest exceptional fruit!
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