2017 Brown Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 2017 Brown Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir


    From the coveted Brown Ranch Vineyard in Carneros, this Pinot Noir is made in an old world style. Complex and characterful, yet elegant and balanced. The bright red fruit character is expressive on the nose and vibrant on the palate where it is supported by a refreshing acidity and subtle alcohol, creating a perfect expression of this wonderful grape. 

    • Vineyard Information

      Located in the Los Carneros AVA of the Napa Valley, the Brown Ranch Vineyard benefits greatly from its incredible location covering a 90 square mile area just north of the San Pablo Bay. Carneros is defined by the bay’s cooling morning fog and the geological aspects of its soils. The AVA varies slightly in elevation with the highest vineyards in the foothills reaching around 400ft above sea level. Brown Ranch is located on a hill side in a slightly warmer area of Carneros which causes the morning fogs to burn off quicker leading to longer periods of daytime warmth, perfect for our desired style of Pinot Noir. Dominated by lighter, clay loam soils, that tend to be less dense than other areas in Carneros. Brown Ranch provides great growing conditions that promotes proper vine stress and encourages more concentrated grapes of the highest quality!

    • Varietal Information

      Grown on the 3309 rootstock, our Clone 777 Pinot Noir is destined for greatness! A member of the “Dijon” clones; 777 tends to have small, compact clusters with small berries of intense color due to the thick skins. Typically this clone will be very aromatic with a dense and complex palate of black fruit and subtle earthiness. The Highly structured tannin provides great aging potential.

    • Shipping Information

      Most orders will ship within 2-3 business days.