2019 WALT Brown Ranch Pinot Noir
Spiced, herbal and densely concentrated, this is a robust, rich and ripe wine, full-bodied in dark, brooding berry and mocha chocolate.
Brown Ranch Vineyard
Sits on a hillside at the base of the Mayacamas in the
Carneros, Napa Valley appellation
a slightly warmer temperature where the morning fog
burns off earlier
San Pablo Bay
Brings cool fog and ocean breezes
Medium ruby color, the 2019 Brown Ranch Pinot Noir is subtle at first. The aromas open to layers of dried flowers, ripe strawberry, black tea and 5-spice powder. A soft and delicate entry leads to a plush mid-palate supported by warm oak notes. The wine finishes with an energizing lift of spice that's become the hallmark of Brown Ranch.
The Brown Ranch vineyard sits on a hillside within the Napa Carneros "banana belt" a specific micro-climate where the morning fog burns off earlier, warming the vineyard for a longer period of time than other sites in the appellation.
|Varietal Composition||100% Pinot Noir|
|Barrel Aging||10 Months in 40% New French Oak|
|Appellation||Carneros, Napa Valley|
|Vintage Notes||The 2019 vintage began with a wet spring bringing three inches of rain in May. In response to the late rains our vineyards received diligent attention to control vigorous vine growth. A long Indian summer followed with mild weather, allowing the fruit to ripen at slow, even place. The long picking windows bore fruit with beautiful freshness at optimal ripeness. The resulting wines are exceptionally elegant.|