2018 Merryvale Pinot Noir Stanly Ranch Estate
Our 2018 Stanly Ranch Estate Pinot Noir received a five-day cold soak, followed by native fermentation in open top stainless steel with hand punchdowns. It was drained and pressed at dryness using a classic Burgundian approach.
The 2018 Stanly Ranch Estate Pinot Noir is a stunning example of powerful elegance. A heat wave close to harvest fully ripened the fruit, then early picks retained the natural acidity to create a wonderfully balanced wine. Ethereal aromatics lead into a palate bursting with flavors of spiced berries and underforest. The wine is deft on the palate, rapidly evolving as it reveals layers of complexity. The finish is long, rewarding, and demands return. Enjoy over the next 10+ years.