2014 The Evening Standard Pinot Noir Marin County California
California: Marin County
Ranch it up!
Our Operatives love the wines of McEvoy Ranch - and so do we! Today’s wine is the craziest deal you’ll ever likely see on this stupendous McEvoy Ranch 2014 The Evening Standard Pinot Noir Marin County California. This wine is juicy, balanced, elegant and delicious. Very highly recommended!
Very fragrant, fresh and balanced, with aromas of dried cherry, cranberry, savory herbs, summer forest, mushroom, violet and a delightful hint of pine tar. On the palate, bright flavors of young blackberry, cranberry, and Bing cherry lead the charge. These are closely followed by blood orange, dried tangerine peel, red plum, soft spice and a hint of slate minerality.
McEvoy’s winemaking team consists of the incredibly talented duo of Dr. Maurizio Castelli and Blake Yarger. Dr. Caselli is the pioneer who helped to create such renowned wines as Col d’Orcia’s Poggio al Vento Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Mastrojanni’s Brunello Schiena d’asino and Poderi Boscarelli’s Vino Nobile.
Dr. Caselli has more than 40 years of experience in winemaking and consulting all over the world, including at the famed Badia a Coltibuono in Tuscany. Blake Yarger has spent the last seven years at McEvoy, overseeing wine production there in collaboration with Dr. Castelli.
Dark garnet, with a darker core of mahogany. At the edges, a wide band of pink encircles the wine.
Dried cherry, cranberry, savory herbs, summer forest, mushroom, violet and a delightful hint of pine tar.
Young blackberry, cranberry, Bing cherry, blood orange, dried tangerine peel, red plum, soft spice and a hint of slate minerality.
Medium long, with soft, plush tannins that give the wine a super elegant feel.
Enjoy this fresh, vibrant wine with a garlic & herb roasted pork tenderloin.
What the Winery Says
- Blake Yarger
- Pinot Noir
- Marin County, California
- Growing Method
- Certified Organic by CCOF
- McEvoy Ranch and Azaya Estate Vineyards
- Native yeasts; open-top French oak puncheons, concrete tanks, and stainless steel tanks
- Barrel Aging
- 18 months in Francois Frères French oak puncheons (15% New)
- August 1st, 2016
- 650 Cases