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2017 Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir
Varietal
Pinot Noir

Vintage
2017
Klopp Ranch

Appellation
Russian River Valley

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$58.00
 
SKU: 09490.17
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$696.00
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Father and daughter team Ted and Lauren Klopp have been farming their home ranch in the heart of Russian River Valley for over two decades. The 2017 vintage displays an awe-inspiring level of concentration and depth. Notes of hibiscus and raspberry hint at what’s to come; silky tannins with flavors of orange spice and ripe raspberry, all of which flow to a long, elegant finish.

  • Tasting Notes
    The 2017 Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir displays an awe-inspiring level of concentration and depth. Exotic notes of hibiscus mingle with lush raspberry aromas, hinting at what’s to come. On the palate, this gorgeous wine is soft and appealing, with silky tannins and flavors of orange spice and ripe raspberry, all of which flow to a long, elegant finish. This vintage produced 68 (9L) cases, 3 barrels.
  • Wine Origin
    The father-daughter team of Ted and Lauren Klopp have been farming in the Russian River Valley for over two decades. Their home ranch is on Laguna Road, where the vines are tucked away in the nook of a foggy valley. Our rows are planted to the Pommard clone in rich, fertile Goldridge soils, where the vines produce small, intensely flavorful clusters of grapes.
  • Production Notes
    The small clusters and berries of the Pommard clone at Klopp Ranch consistently produce a wine of extraordinary color and depth. The 2017 vintage followed a cool, very wet winter. The soils were moist and rich, and required extra meticulous care with cover crop management and canopy management. There was a heat spike at the end of August that led us to pick shortly after. The grapes from Klopp Ranch were harvested by hand in the cool evening hours of September 2nd, 2017.
  • Winemaker Notes
    The fruit was gently destemmed into small open-top fermenters, using state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to avoid any pumping of the must. Inoculation with select yeast strains followed a three-day cold soak, and the caps were managed with a combination of pump-overs and punch-downs. The wine was aged for ten months in 67% new, and 33% one-year-old French oak barrels, with bottling on July 31st, 2018.