2017 Merryvale Pinot Noir Carneros - Napa Valley
Sourced from some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in Carneros, including our own Stanly Ranch Estate, this wine exemplifies the powerful elegance of the region. A warm vintage ripened the fruit quickly, however, early overnight picks retained freshness and acidity. Classic Burgundian techniques in the cellar, including a five-day cold soak and native fermentations in open top stainless steel fermenters, respect the purity of the fruit and allow for a true expression of the vintage. This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered..
This highly pleasurable, hedonistic Pinot Noir explodes out of the glass—pure fruit, unrestrained from a warm vintage, yet fresh from early overnight harvesting. The palate is supple and generous, layered with black cherries, baking spices, and cola. Brambly and delicious, long and evolving. Drink over the next 10 years.