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2018 Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir
Varietal
Pinot Noir

Vintage
2018
Klopp Ranch

Appellation
Russian River Valley

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$58.00
 
SKU: MR18KLPPIN750FG
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$696.00
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The 2018 Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir displays an awe-inspiring level of concentration and depth.  Nuanced cocoa and coffee notes tie into the finish leaving a pleasing, lasting impression.

  • Tasting Notes
    The 2018 Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir displays an awe-inspiring level of concentration and depth. Cinnamon, dried flowers and sun ripened raspberry aromas entice you to take a sip. On the palate, this gorgeous wine is soft and appealing, with silky tannins and bright berry fruit flavors. Nuanced cocoa and coffee notes tie into the finish leaving a pleasing, lasting impression.
  • Wine Origin
    The small clusters and berries of the Pommard clone at Klopp Ranch consistently produce a wine of extraordinary color and depth. The 2018 growing season began with warm winter weather, before things turned cool and rainy in February, which prevented an early budbreak. While the rains continued, things warmed up again in March, providing ideal nutrients and growing conditions for the vines. From June onwards, the weather was lovely and temperate, with sunny days and cool nights ensuring excellent flavor development and acid retention in the grapes. As harvest drew near, the weather turned warm providing a final push to ripeness. The grapes from Klopp Ranch were harvested by hand in the cool evening hours of September 13th, 2018.
  • Production 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 25% new, and 25% one-year-old French oak barrels, with bottling on July 25th, 2019.