Cherry Pie Wines
2015 Stanly Ranch Napa Valley Pinot Noir
California: Napa Valley: Carneros
Of winemaker Jayson Woodbridge, wine critic Robert Parker says, “Woodbridge’s Midas touch with Cabernet Sauvignon also extends to his Pinot Noirs. He makes three of them – two from the Sonoma Coast and one from the Southern Napa Valley site called Stanley Ranch that was often used by Beringer.”
Today’s delightful Pinot Noir hails from the historic Stanly Ranch Vineyard in Burgundian Los Carneros. This Cherry Pie Wines 2015 Stanly Ranch Napa Valley Pinot Noir is an approachable, friendly and fun-on-the-palate wine from one of the oldest Pinot Noir vineyards in California. Taste the delicious history of this place - as you save big.
The Stanly Ranch Vineyard, where this wine was born, is one of the most prized Pinot Vineyards. The combination of Burgundian climate and well-drained loamy soil make this vineyard the ideal spot to grow expressive Pinot Noir.
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This wine has excellent clarity with a deep, dark auburn hue throughout the wine. The nose is equally deep with cooler-weather influence of the Napa Valley with earthy notes of red clay and potting soil, cured meats with an interesting twist of blueberry and red pepper. Its eponymous quality shines through on the palate with both cherry filling and baked pie crust. Concord grape, cranberry and a bit of dark chocolate come through as well. The mouthfeel is terrific, with acidity, fruit, tannin, and alcohol all in perfect balance, providing a harmony that compliments its lighter body. If you didn’t get the message, try it with dessert - Cherry pie would suffice.
Carneros Pinot Noir is revered for its quality, elegance, and smoothness. The Carneros AVA (American Viticultural Area), a wine growing region which straddles the Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley, has been a great source of wine that we have featured here. The cool Carneros region provides ideal growing conditions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both literally thrives there. Today’s Pinot Noir is representative of the region’s Pinot Noir diversity. This wine is really quite special.
Excellent clarity with a deep, dark auburn hue throughout the wine.
Red clay, potting soil, cured meats, blueberry and red pepper.
Cherry filing and baked pie crust. Concord grape, cranberry and a bit of dark chocolate.
Acidity, fruit, tannin and alcohol in perfect balance, providing a harmony that compliments its lighter body.
If you didn’t get the message, try it with dessert - Cherry pie would suffice.
What the Winery Says
- Marco DiGiulio
- Pinot Noir
- Carneros, Napa Valley