2015 WALT Brown Ranch Carneros Napa Valley Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir - Brown Ranch Vineyard
"Brown sugar and Asian spice components make this wine warm and inviting"a strong, powerful expression of the variety that's concentrated in flavor and body weight. Tart cranberry and raspberry are seasoned in elements of dried herb, adding complexity."
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.
Limit 12 bottles
Crushed Red Berries
The 2015 growing season in Anderson Valley was characterized by early bud break and a quick harvest. Early spring was unusually warm, however temperatures dropped in May causing ripening to slow, this allowed for flavor development and higher acidity. Yields were lower but the small berries and shatter that characterized this vintage resulted in impressive quality in the bottle.