Coho Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir 2016 Red Wine
Coho Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir 2016
Los Carneros AVA, California
91 pts. Wine Spectator:
"Dusty notes accent the concentrated flavors of hot stone and Asian spice in this rich, savory version. Mushroom and forest floor elements extend on the finish, with details of cocoa powder. Drink now through 2023. 390 cases made." — KM
90 pts., 4 stars James Suckling:
"A riper expression of pinot with herb-wrapped red fruit and a palate that delivers a rich but soft tannin texture and dried-strawberry flavors. Drink now." - 17 Jan, 2020
Coho's Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir is a delight, one of those easy-to-drink with- or without-food wines. The nose is delectable, with a subtle toasted almond essence that pulls you into the glass again and again. This wine boasts wonderful spice and red fruit flavors - bright and beautiful, and savory at the same time!
Stanly Ranch is the easternmost vineyard in the Los Carneros appellation. Originally planted with Pinot Noir in the 1870s, the vineyard borders the wetlands of the Napa River/San Pablo Bay watershed. Proximity to the cool foggy marine climate of the bay imparts spicy aromatics in the wine, while the clay and clay loam soils contribute an earthy complexity to the black cherry fruit flavors.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Los Carneros, Napa Valley
Vines: Dijon Clones 115, 667, 777 on 101-14 rootstock
Pre-fermentation: 4 days cold soak at 55 degrees F.
Fermentation: Romanee-Conti yeast selection
Pressing: 8 days after crush
Aging: 10 months in 100% French oak barrels, 40% new
Bottled: July 13, 2017
Production: 390 cases