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2009 Brown Ranch Pinot Noir
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Pinot Noir
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2009 Brown Ranch Pinot Noir

• Ranch planted in 1992 to: Pommard and Dijon 115, 667 and 777

• Blend in 2009: 72% clone Pommard; 16% Clone 667, 11% clone 777; 1% clone 115

• 5 days cold soak, 17 days total cuvaison

• 10 months in Taransaud and Francois Frères French oak barrels, 40% new

Tasting Notes: Savory aromas of mushroom, cedar and cigar box, which lead to dark cherry and mulberry. Silky and smooth entrance with flavors of sage and thyme that are balanced by rich dark cherry and French roast.

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SKU: PB0928

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.

We planted our Brown Ranch to the then-new Dijon clones in 1992 on an exposed ridge. With our first harvest we noticed a unique character to the wines made from these grapes. There are eight lots that are separately aged and tracked. And while each have their unique qualities due to clonal, rootstock and terroir differences, there is a consistent thread running though our Brown Ranch Pinot Noir. We only bottle very small amounts of Brown Ranch Pinot Noir each year. It is packaged into six-bottle boxes with a package design that pays tribute to George Saintsbury.