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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
To produce a single vineyard wine you should be convinced the vineyard has something unique and identifiable to offer. It should be a vineyard that will yield a wine whose intensity and personality you are unable to obtain in your other
wines. We knew this about our Brown Ranch after the first harvest of its Pinot Noir grapes in 1995.
There are eight lots that are separately fermented, aged and assessed. And while each has its
unique qualities due to clonal, rootstock and terroir differences, there is a consistent thread running though these Brown Ranch pinot noirs.
The ranch has a combination of typical Carneros clay loams and cobbly clay
loams as well as some volcanic soil types on steeper hillsides.
Wines from this vineyard show more rich earthiness and black fruit
than the more red-fruit character of other lots in our cellar. A dark fruit intensity
with stunning persistence is a hallmark of this wine.
Less than a third of the pinot noir from this, our best vineyard site, goes into
the Brown Ranch Pinot Noir each year. It is packaged into six-bottle boxes with a
package design that pays tribute to George Saintsbury.
"Here the somber red berry fruit, spice and menthol suffused nose is notably ripe yet somber with a supple and appealingly textured mouth feel to the round and delicious flavors that possess excellent depth and length with very little natural sweetness though there is a trace of warmth."
Saintsbury specializes in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay is fermented and aged in barrels coopered in Burgundy. Three styles of Pinot Noir are produced: "Garnet" is a fresh, lively wine full of cherry and raspberry fruit; the wine simply called Carneros Pinot Noir is a more classic rendition; and the Reserve Pinot Noir is the richest and most fully flavored of the vintage.
Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Both Chardonnay...Read More About Carneros
Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...Read More About Pinot Noir
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