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2017 WALT Brown Ranch Carneros Napa Valley Pinot Noir

$67.50 Member price*
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Critic Review
Wine Spectator, Kim Marcus
"Well-framed, with juicy richness to the dark currant, plum and raspberry flavors, flanked by loamy and underbrush accents. The minerally finish lingers with slate, spice and dark chocolate details. "

Vibrant ruby in color, Brown Ranch Pinot Noir has layered aromatics of Chinese 5-spice, crushed violets, and sassafras. Effusive on the palate, the flavors of spiced strawberry preserves mingle with the earthiness, accompanying hints of firm acidity and subtle tannins. Well-integrated oak brings a tension and energy to this vintage.

  • Violets
  • Sassafras
  • Spiced Strawberry
  • Oak

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.

More Information
Bottle Size750mL
Varietal Composition100% Pinot Noir
Barrel Aging10 Months in 45% New French Oak (Fran├žois Freres)
AppellationCarneros, Napa Valley
VineyardBrown Ranch
Vintage Notes

The 2017 growing season began with significant rainfall, replenishing soils and reservoirs. A summer of gradual warmth indicated a textbook growing season until unpredictable spells of extreme heat throughout September created challenges for many vineyards. This slightly reduced yields, but great quality fruit. Cooling marine air arrived just in time to bring our vineyards to ideal harvesting conditions resulting in concentrated, rich, and dense wines.

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