Cherry Pie Pinot Noir Stanly Ranch 2012 750ml
- • Year 2012
- • Size 750ml
- • Producer Hundred Acre
- • Country California
- • Region Napa Valley
- • Sub Region Carneros
- • Dominant Varietal Pinot Noir
- • Rating 91
- • Publication Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
The two vintages of Pinot Noir that I tasted started with his famous 2012 Cherry Pie Stanly Ranch. This is a completely destemmed, sexy, in-your-face style of Pinot Noir, much like Jayson Woodbridge himself. Terroiristes will probably get their panties in a twist arguing that it is too delicious, too yummy, but this is a beautiful wine with super black cherry/kirsch liqueur-like fruitiness, soft tannins, and a round, juicy, authentic Pinot Noir character. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
Pale-medium bright red. Aromas of raspberry, brown spices and underbrush are lifted by a floral note. Silky and light on its feet, with ripe acidity framing the rich, sweet flavors of red berries, red cherry and earth. Offers good fat without excess weight, finishing with a fine dusting of tannins and very good length. Sweeter and more expansive than the 2011 bottling. Jayson Woodbridge's pinots have gotten much subtler and more perfumed in recent vintages.
Features a rich, ripe core of juicy blackberry, mocha, cola and raspberry jam, with touches of espresso and dried herb. Drink now through 2024. 6,000 cases made.