Vintage 2014
Wine Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Region Carneros
Winemaker Jon Priest

Grace Benoist Ranch is tucked away in the far Northwest corner of the Carneros appellation. Home to a variety of soils and microclimates, the distinct vineyards of Grace Benoist Ranch each express a unique facet of the estate's terroir.

 

Retail Price: $245

3 Pack Price: $199

Heirloom Vineyard

Our Heirloom Pinot Noir stands apart for its aromatic complexity, underlying structure, persistence and finesse. Rich in lush red fruit, star anise and graham cracker spices, and Orange Pekoe tea, the 2014 is alluring and ample with silky, refined tannins and notable length. Cellaring promises even greater complexity and over time this powerful Pinot Noir will only continue to integrate and improve.

850 cases produced.

Temblor Vineyard

The soils here are very well drained, with tightly packed volcanic boulders and cobbles braided throughout – a result of the Rodgers Creek Fault line which is adjacent to the vineyard. Our 2014 Temblor Pinot Noir radiates a deeply pitched aromatics of raspberry and bing cherry with undertones of cinnamon and vanilla.

Deer Camp Vineyard

Featuring distinctive rocky soils of Kidd Stony Loam, the site is planted mostly to the Martini clone of Pinot Noir, which produces thick-skinned grapes that hold up well to the ever present fog and wind. Our 2014 Deer Camp Pinot Noir shows concentrated notes of blueberry, boysenberry, and mulberry are complemented by anise and allspice.

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