Opening with red fruit and black tea, the 2017 has exceptional red fruit notes that exude from the glass. Red cherry, strawberry and cranberry deliver on the palate and round out the bright acidity which is common in Carneros Pinot Noir. Barrel aging gives some light oxidized notes and vanilla flavor. Drink now or for the next 4 years.
Vineyard blocks are individually managed to conform to various soil types and the changing contours of the topography. Individual vineyards within GBR average only eight acres in size and spacing is dense to ensure low per vine yields of fully concentrated fruit. The vineyard is certified sustainable as part of the Napa Green program, with wildlife corridors, raptor roosts and owl boxes abundant throughout the Ranch.