2016 Clary Ranch Pinot Noir
Planted in 2000 on clay loam soil in the heart of the Petaluma Gap. The 2016 is our second Pinot Noir from this cold and windy site that we have been picking Syrah from since 2006. The wine was whole cluster fermented with native yeasts, aged in neutral French oak barrels and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Duncan and Nathan grew up in the midst of vineyards and winemakers in the Napa Valley. Each took an interest in the wine industry, with Nathan following his father’s lead as a cooper, and Duncan pursuing winemaking in renowned wineries in Napa and Sonoma. The focus of this two person operation is on small lot, single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir, as well as several other varieties uncommon in Northern Californian vineyards. Through good fortune and a keen eye, they have identified vineyard sources that are both singular and extraordinary. Collaboration with dedicated and passionate growers is paramount in the farming of these sites and vinification of their wines.