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Cherry Pie 'Stanly Ranch' Pinot Noir 2013
Wine Advocate 91
"Woodbridge’s Midas touch with Cabernet Sauvignon also extends to his Pinot Noirs. He makes three of them – two from the Sonoma Coast and one from the Southern Napa Valley site called Stanley Ranch that was often used by Berringer. The 2013s are all brilliantly packaged with a gorgeous picture of a cherry pie on the label. The 2013 Cherry Pie Pinot Noir Stanly Ranch is a hefty Pinot at 15+% natural alcohol,  ... read more
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Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Item ID: #22190
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Wine Advocate 91
"Woodbridge’s Midas touch with Cabernet Sauvignon also extends to his Pinot Noirs. He makes three of them – two from the Sonoma Coast and one from the Southern Napa Valley site called Stanley Ranch that was often used by Berringer. The 2013s are all brilliantly packaged with a gorgeous picture of a cherry pie on the label. The 2013 Cherry Pie Pinot Noir Stanly Ranch is a hefty Pinot at 15+% natural alcohol, but exhibits delicious kirsch liqueur notes, roasted herbs, spice box and medium to full-bodied fleshy and succulent fruit and texture. It is a sexy, endearing style to drink over the next 5-7 years."-RP

The Tasting Panel 93
"Luxardo Maraschino cherries, strawberry compote, ripe raspberries and a bit of evergreen forest that ends in a sweet, creamy salinity like a salted butter cookie. This full-bodied single vineyard Los Carneros Pinot Noir is not joking around and needs a bit of decanting. Winemaker maverick Jayson Woodbridge has made a lot of smart decisions in his career but calling a wine “Cherry Pie” and putting a painting of a delicious looking freshly baked cherry pie by artist TR Colleta on the label was brilliant."~TP

"Viticulture at Stanly Ranch has a long and rich history which began in the 1880s but fell off during Prohibition. Pinot Noir was first planted at Stanly Ranch in the 1940s, when a clonal trial proved the ranch’s well-drained day-loam soils and rolling hills ideal for growing the finicky varietal. The vineyard has been significantly refined over the years, and Stanly Ranch is now one of the most sought-after vineyards for Pinot Noir in California.

The Los Carneros AVA straddles the southern parts of Napa and Sonoma Counties. It is the coolest wine region in Napa, with fog rolling in from San Pablo Bay at night, then peeling back later in the morning to expose the grapes to the sun. Stanly Ranch is on the Napa side of Los Carneros and has many microclimates throughout its rolling hills, resulting in substantial terroir differences in each block of the vineyard. The bay has a significant influence; the lower areas are the first to be covered with fog and the last to emerge, while the hills remain in the sun the longest.

The fruit came in absolutely beautifully. We carefully chose the blocks for micro-lot fermentations to isolate the individual flavors and aromas. The majority of this wine was fermented in 500 liter French Oak Puncheons and punched down by hand. A portion was fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine was aged in French Oak, a portion of which was the same puncheons the wine was fermented in that very year. The wine was never racked or filtered, and rested ‘sur lie’ for the entire aging period.

A very showy wine – bright red in color. A swirl grips the glass and leaving a magenta stain. On the nose, fruit pours out of the glass immediately. Cherry liqeur, raspberry and camphor – there’s even little French Toast in the background. Bright acidity wraps the red fruits and black cherry on the palate. The tannins are youthful. A purists Pinot Noir."~Winery Notes
About Cherry Pie
Cherry Pie is another innovative offering from visionary winemaker Jayson Woodbridge, creator of Hundred Acre and Layer Cake Wines. One would think with the myriad winemaking projects that literally take him and his winemaking team around the globe each year, that Jayson would be content with his current stable of wines...but he yearned to make Pinot Noir for years and circumstances finally aligned for him to do just that.

Jayson sought out the owners of Stanly Ranch, on the Napa side of the Los Carneros appellation, as their grapes were some of the most sought after Pinot Noir grapes in California. They told him they would give him a small allocation to make wine, but future allocations would depend on the quality of the wine he made. After tasting his 2007 Pinot Noir from the barrel, and deeming it one of the best ever made from their grapes, the owners of the ranch granted him free rein to choose from the very best blocks of the property for his wine.

Then, in early 2008 while perusing New York's Soho District, Jayson happened upon the Campton Gallery during its exhibition of paintings by artist TR Colletta. Jayson was particularly drawn to a compelling oil on canvas of a juicy, mouthwatering, hot-out-of-the-oven cherry pie. He instantly knew this was to be the label and the name for his Pinot Noir still in the barrel – Cherry Pie.
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A light, fruity pinot noir
Posted byPatricia on Jun 15, 2017Verified Purchase
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