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Cherry Pie Pinot Noir Stanly Ranch 2012

Cherry Pie Pinot Noir Stanly Ranch 750ML 2012        
Sku: 19591

Vineyard Notes: Viticulture at Stanly Ranch in Carneros began in the 1880’s but fell off during prohibition. Stanly Ranch was first planted to Pinot Noir in the 1940s, when a clonal trial proved the ranch’s well-drained clay-loam soils and rolling hills ideal for growing the finicky varietal. The clones and blocks have been significantly refined over the years, and Stanly Ranch is now one of the most sought-after vineyards for Pinot Noir in California. Climate: The Carneros AVA straddles the southern parts of Napa and Sonoma Counties. It is the coolest wine region in Napa, with fog rolling in from San Pablo Bay at night, then peeling back late in the day to expose the grapes to the sun. Stanly Ranch is on the Napa side of Carneros and has myriad microclimate throughout its rolling hills, making for significant differences in terroir in each block of the vineyard. The Bay has a significant influence, the lower areas being the first to be covered with fog and the last to emerge while the hills remain in the sun the longest and see it earliest in the morning. Cherry Pie single vineyard Pinot Noir is from the Home Hill of Stanly Ranch.

 Wine Spectator 89 points (Jun 15 2015)
Features a rich, ripe core of juicy blackberry, mocha, cola and raspberry jam, with touches of espresso and dried herb. Drink now through 2024. 6,000 cases made.-JL
 Vinous 90 points (May 2014)
Pale-medium bright red. Aromas of raspberry, brown spices and underbrush are lifted by a floral note. Silky and light on its feet, with ripe acidity framing the rich, sweet flavors of red berries, red cherry and earth. Offers good fat without excess weight, finishing with a fine dusting of tannins and very good length. Sweeter and more expansive than the 2011 bottling. Jayson Woodbridge’s pinots have gotten much subtler and more perfumed in recent vintages.

Wine maker notes
The 2010 Cherry Pie Pinot Noir is deep and concentrated. It shows tons of textural richness in its sweet candied red fruit, there is no shortage of lush overt fruit this year. Clearly this wine will be very hard to resist and pairs well with a very large range of foods.

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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Carneros
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Still wine
Reg. $64.99
On Sale $49.99
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