2018 Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir
Bright aromas of red cherry, white mushroom, and fresh herbs. Vibrant raspberry and cocoa on the palate with cedar and fresh tobacco leaf. Pairs well with roasted meats, mushrooms, and strong, fruit-based sauces.
An iconic vineyard within the Carneros AVA, Stanly Ranch was originally planted in 1870 by Judge Stanly. Saintsbury's relationship with the Stanly Ranch formed in 1984 and this partnership remains intimate despite the popularity of the site. Today we enjoy exclusive access to the Stanly Ranch grapes from three hillside blocks that sit on clay loam soil.
Appellation: Carneros, Napa
Terroir: Clay loam soils with a mix of exposures form hillside blocks
The fruit is night harvested and arrives at our crushpad at daybreak. From there, each block remains separate and receives gentle handling from the sorting table to small, open top tanks.