We grow Pinot Noir at Jespersen Ranch, our cool-climate vineyard nestled into a hillside in the Edna Valley where foggy mornings and coastal breezes that create the perfect growing conditions for Pinot Noir. We farm 33 acres of Pinot Noir at this coastal site planted to seven different clones of Pinot Noir. 2017 was our second year experimenting with some of the newer clones in the vineyard. These clones added even more complexity to our single-vineyard Pinot Noir that is hard to achieve in the winery alone. WIth our 2017 Estate Pinot Noir, we destemmed about 1/3 of the grapes and left the rest whole cluster and dried stems (about 1/3 each). The wine was aged for 11 months in French Oak barrels, about 38% of which were new French oak, before being filtered and bottled.
94 points + Platinum, Monterey Wine Competition
94 points, Rich Cook
"Another deftly handled wine from Molly Bohlman, where the rhubarb driven profile is joined by easy fall spice, black cherry, sassafras and light stemmy character that together make a great food friendly wine that leans toward the pork tenderloin side of the menu. This can handle a nice herb and spice crust on the meat."
VINEYARD 100% Jespersen ranch
BLEND 100% Pinot Noir