: 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.
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—22% new and 22% one-year-old—which enhanced the deep color and broadened the palate of this lovely wine. It was bottled July 26th, 2019.
This Pinot Noir has an attractive deep fuschia color and enticing aromas of plum and exotic notes of orange blossom for a unique complexity. On the palate, a supple entry evolves into a full, rich mid-palate, firm tannins and a salivating finish.