2017 Day Ranch Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir

Day Ranch

Anderson Valley

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SKU: 09666.17
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This wild, rustic terroir yields a complex and distinctive expression of Pinot Noir. 


  • Tasting Notes
    This Pinot Noir has an attractive deep garnet color and enticing aromas of blueberry and cassis, with dusty oak notes rising from the glass and hinting at the wine’s layered complexity. On the palate, a supple entry evolves into a full, rich mid-palate with layers of dark berry fruit. The finish is long, bold and lasting.
  • Accolades
    2017 MacRostie Day Ranch Pinot Noir – 90 Points: Excellent; highly recommended “This nicely balanced wine shows all the good things about Pinot Noir in a compact, relatively light package. Red-cherry, oak-spice and tea-leaf aromas are followed by tangy cherry and cranberry flavors, energized by good acidity and mild tannins.”
  • Wine Origin
    To make this wine, our love of exploration took us to another acclaimed coastal Northern California wine region, Mendocino County’s renowned Anderson Valley. Located just 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean, in the cool “Deep End” of the Anderson Valley, Day Ranch is planted on an alluvial terrace that abuts a mountainside. This wild, rustic terroir yields a complex and distinctive expression of Pinot Noir.
  • Production Notes
    The 2017 growing season was a wet one. We had almost double the historical average of rain, and the vines were lush with a saturated soil profile. The weather was ideal in May during flowering giving a healthy fruit set. The growing season progressed with abundant sunshine and warmth, making the 2017 vintage an early one for Pinot Noir. Most of our Pinot Noir was picked and fermented before the second week of September. Day Ranch Vineyard is planted to clone 667, and we harvested our fruit on September 14th, 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. This wine was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels—40% new and 20% one-year-old—which enhanced the deep color and broadened the palate of this lovely wine. It was bottled July 30th, 2018.