2020 WALT Brown Ranch Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir - Brown Ranch
"Brawny tannins support a sweetness of oak and black fruit in this full-bodied, densely concentrated wine from the great site. Herb, cola and toast flavors contribute additional intrigue."
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 in color, this Pinot Noir exhibits rich aromas of cardamom and rose, charred oak and strawberry preserves. The sweet entry leads to a plush midpalate framed and balanced by taught tannins on the finish.
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.