This 2014 Rancho Estrella Pinot Noir possesses an enchanting bouquet of rhubarb, currants, redwood bark, rose hips and baking spices, with a deep yet taut mouthful of tangy ripe black plum, dark cherries and celery seed. This very unique vineyard site which is quite rocky and exceptionally cool, yields flinty wines with depth, tension and a long fascinating finish.
Rancho Estrella is an intentional farming community located near the upper end of Lovall Valley, an isolated valley within Napa County. The combination of rocky, weathered rhyolite soil and the 600’ elevation at the southern end of the valley conspire to make a cool, challenging vineyard site with vines that struggle a bit, lending more concentration to the wines. Just 46 cases made.